Charles Steinmetz at Age 22, June 1, 1887

Summary

As a student at the University of Breslau, Charles Steinmetz specialized in mathematical physics. He enjoyed an active social life as part of the mathematics club and a socialist political group. Under investigation for the latter, Steinmetz fled Germany for Zurich in 1888. The following year, he left Europe for the United States, where he began an influential career in electrical engineering.

As a student at the University of Breslau, Charles Steinmetz specialized in mathematical physics. He enjoyed an active social life as part of the mathematics club and a socialist political group. Under investigation for the latter, Steinmetz fled Germany for Zurich in 1888. The following year, he left Europe for the United States, where he began an influential career in electrical engineering.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1 June 1887

Subject Date

1 June 1887

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

36.773.16

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 2.5 in

Inscriptions

front, bottom edge: A.Massak Breslau.

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