The Power of Photographs

Three years ago, I wrote about a photograph Ralph Morse had taken of Albert Einstein’s desk in 1955. Ben Cosgrove (2014) has written about Ralph’s photography on that day.

This is the image:

Albert Einstein’s office just as the Nobel Prize-winning physicist left it

Copyright: Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

A discovery of a tweet by John Aldridge brought back memories of the Life photograph and set off different memories with this photograph:


What a remarkable artifact to share. What I find tantalising is that there is an impression of another letter in this image. Was this the Liverpool club’s reply?

I have been imagining how you might reply to such a humble letter from one of football’s iconic managers.

The letter is in a collection at the Shankly Hotel due to open in August 2015.

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