April 21st, 2017 | Updated on February 14th, 2020
They show snapshots of some of the most famous people in history at a personal moment in their lives. You may probably have seen some of them before, but I’m pretty sure not all of them. In any case, these rare photos deserve another look.
Rasputin with friends before his assassination in 1916.
Anna and Sigmund Freud
Haitian President Francois Duvalier Welcoming Emperor Haile Selassie to Haiti.
Margaret Thatcher and three SAS personnel after the six-day Iranian Embassy siege in London, May 1980.
Madame Marie Curie. The only person to hold two Nobel Prizes is a woman
Mstislav Rostropovich playing Bach as the Berlin Wall falls, 1989
Fidel Castro at the UN, 1960
Gandhi during the Boer War
Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989), Soviet nuclear physicist, dissident and human rights activist.
May 5th 1920, Vladimir Lenin addresses troops about to depart to fight Marshal Pilsudski in Ukraine
Werner Heisenberg (1901 – 1976) Physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize for his work on quantum mechanics
Hugh Hefner, Barbi Benton and Roman Polanski arriving in Paris, 1970.