Handwritten correspondence with Albert Einstein and videos of 1930s operating theatres; these, and hundreds of other images of notable scientific personalities and achievements since 1800 are displayed online in the virtual exhibition 'Science and Machines', a new featured collection from The European Library.
Early x-ray images taken by physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, portraits of pioneering researchers Marie and Pierre Curie and photographs of the 1913 Ghent World Fair can also be found among hundreds of notable maps, letters, journals, videos and photographs selected for the showcase.
The material was assembled by 21 national, university and research libraries from 17 European countries. It ties together themes such as new methods in medicine, the knowledge extension in the fields of natural history and the acknowledgement of this by the newly created Noble prize in 1895.
Each object is accompanied by curatorial information in English and the main language of the contributing institution. Many objects can also be downloaded and, if you use GSA's recommended reference management software Mendeley, citations can easily be exported for use in project-work and for FoCI.
Visit the exhibition here: http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/tel4/virtual/science
For more on how to install Mendeley for free, visit http://www2.gsa.ac.uk/library/pdfs/mendeley2013.pdf