42 Rare Photos That Will Destroy Everything You Knew about The Past

These stunning photos reveal relationships and sides of famous people you’ve never seen before and capture the essence of eras that have come and gone. I’m sure more than a few of these will surprise you… and some might even make you laugh.

Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein

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Steven Hawking with his bride, Jane Wilde

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Cameramen recording the lion roar for the MGM logo

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Queen Elizabeth during her WWII service.

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Barack Obama on his high school basketball team

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Muhammad Ali talking someone out of jumping – 1981

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Bruce Lee dancing

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Vladimir Putin as a teenager (2nd from the left, in a hat)

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Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger – 1969

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Madonna, Sting and Tupac hanging out.

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A young Bill Clinton meets John F. Kennedy

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Paul McCartney, John Lennon & George Harrison performing at a wedding reception, 1958.

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Bill Gates’ mug shot for driving without a license 1977

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The Rolling Stones circa 1963

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Ernest Hemingway’s passport photo – 1923

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Robin Williams dressed like a cheerleader – 1980

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Einstein at Nassau Point, Long Island, New York in the summer of 1939.

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A utility worker giving mouth-to-mouth to a co-worker after he contacted a high voltage wire in 1967.

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The original Star Wars cast seen just before filming

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Elton John at the piano bar aboard his private plane – 1976

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Elijah Wood & Macaulay Culkin – 1993

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Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore on set of E.T

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Osama Bin Laden after practicing judo

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Martin Luther King Jr, and Marlon Brando

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Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee

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Steve Jobs sitting with Bill Gates discussing the future of computing in 1991.

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Early drawings by Walt Disney of Mickey Mouse

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The US-built ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was one of the first computer ever made

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Golden Gate bridge construction – 1937

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Fidel Castro and Malcolm X discussing politics and family – 1960

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Norway celebrates the first ever banana arriving in the country

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Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut.

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Che Guevara and Fidel Castro

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Mt Rushmore construction – 1939

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Construction of Eiffel Tower in 1880

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William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914 — The Founders of Harley Davidson Motorcycles

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He stood alone, refusing to join the Nazi salute in 1936.

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This Austrian boy got a new pair of shoes in World War II.

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Animals used to be involved in medical therapy as early as 1956.

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Women were not allowed to run the Boston Marathon in 1967. Kathrine Switzer dodged that rule, and became the first woman to finish despite organizers trying to stop her.

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The last known photo of the Titanic.

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Nikola Tesla sitting in his laboratory with his “Magnifying Transmitter.”

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