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.
Madonna, Sting and Tupac hanging out.
Paul McCartney, John Lennon & George Harrison performing at a wedding reception, 1958
Barack Obama on his high school basketball team
Bill Gates’ mug shot for driving without a license 1977
Muhammad Ali talking someone out of jumping – 1981
Audrey Hepburn shopping with her pet deer, Ip, in Beverly Hills, CA -1958.
Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger – 1969
The Rolling Stones circa 1963
Robin Williams dressed like a cheerleader – 1980
The original Star Wars cast seen just before filming
Cameramen recording the lion roar for the MGM logo
Queen Elizabeth during her WWII service.
Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein
Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore on set of E.T
Bruce Lee dancing
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
Vladimir Putin as a teenager (2nd from the left, in a hat)
Steven Hawking with his bride, Jane Wilde
Last concert of Beatles on a London rooftop – 1969
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
Elvis Presley during his service in the U.S. Army – 1958
Construction of Eiffel Tower in 1880
William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914 — The Founders of Harley Davidson Motorcycles
Frank Sinatra asks Lou Gehrig for an autograph in 1939
A young Bill Clinton meets John F. Kennedy
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
He stood alone, refusing to join the Nazi salute in 1936
This Austrian boy got a new pair of shoes in World War II
A random but poignant soldier in Vietnam, 1965
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”