Friday, July 15, 2016


Congrats to Levi Strauss & Co. for placing the winning bid of$146,744 for a Levi’s brown leather “Cossack” jacket that Albert Einstein wore in the 1930s. The jacket was estimated to sell in the range of $53,120 to $79,680.

Einstein bought the jacket when he became a U.S. citizen, according to Levi Strauss, and was photographed wearing it on various occasions, including in a number of 1938 portraits.

Einstein may have purchased the jacket in 1935 after making his formal application for permanent U.S. residency.

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