Political propaganda, media control and staged photo opportunities often give a clouded and one dimensional view of some of the most well-known individuals in history. But as you’re about to see in these rare and candid photographs, they all had a different side to their personalities and indeed the public’s perception of them.
Whether you agreed or disagreed with their views or actions one thing is for certain – these are some of the most unusual photographs you’re ever likely to see of them.
Steve Jobs giving IBM the finger in 1983.
Photo by Jean Pigozzi.
Franklin D. Roosevelt making a joke of his cousin’s hair, 1910.
Tsar Nicholas II and another royal friend playing airplane, 1890
Albert Einstein holding a puppet Albert Einstein.
Photo by Harry Burnett, 1931.
Joseph Stalin making a face at his bodyguard.
Photo by Lt. Gen. Nikolai Vlasik, 1930.
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor jumping in their socks.
Photo by Philippe Halsman, 1959.
Nancy Reagan sitting on Mr. T’s lap
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