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
Steven Hawking with his bride, Jane Wilde
Cameramen recording the lion roar for the MGM logo
Queen Elizabeth during her WWII service.
Barack Obama on his high school basketball team
Muhammad Ali talking someone out of jumping – 1981
Bruce Lee dancing
Vladimir Putin as a teenager (2nd from the left, in a hat)
Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger – 1969
Madonna, Sting and Tupac hanging out.
A young Bill Clinton meets John F. Kennedy
Paul McCartney, John Lennon & George Harrison performing at a wedding reception, 1958.
Bill Gates’ mug shot for driving without a license 1977
The Rolling Stones circa 1963
Ernest Hemingway’s passport photo – 1923
Robin Williams dressed like a cheerleader – 1980
Einstein at Nassau Point, Long Island, New York in the summer of 1939.
A utility worker giving mouth-to-mouth to a co-worker after he contacted a high voltage wire in 1967.
The original Star Wars cast seen just before filming
Elton John at the piano bar aboard his private plane – 1976
Elijah Wood & Macaulay Culkin – 1993
Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore on set of E.T
Osama Bin Laden after practicing judo
Martin Luther King Jr, and Marlon Brando
Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee
Steve Jobs sitting with Bill Gates discussing the future of computing in 1991.
Early drawings by Walt Disney of Mickey Mouse
The US-built ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was one of the first computer ever made
Golden Gate bridge construction – 1937
Fidel Castro and Malcolm X discussing politics and family – 1960
Norway celebrates the first ever banana arriving in the country
Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut.
Che Guevara and Fidel Castro
Mt Rushmore construction – 1939
Construction of Eiffel Tower in 1880
William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914 — The Founders of Harley Davidson Motorcycles
He stood alone, refusing to join the Nazi salute in 1936.
This Austrian boy got a new pair of shoes in World War II.
Animals used to be involved in medical therapy as early as 1956.
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.
The last known photo of the Titanic.
Nikola Tesla sitting in his laboratory with his “Magnifying Transmitter.”