Some Rare Pictures You May Not Have Seen Before

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This collection houses photographs which most people have not seen. From pioneers and famous inventors and to figures of authority from politics, religion and the sciences, we are taking a look at famous people during ‘quieter’ periods of their life. Here are 30 rare pictures of famous people that you may not have seen before.

A Young Mother Teresa

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By the age of twelve Mother Teresa had devoted herself to a life of spiritual pursuits. At just eighteen years old she left home to learn English as an essential component of her missionary work. Never again did Mother Teresa ever see her mother or sister.

Nikola Tesla in His Younger Years

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Nikola Tesla had one passion in life, and that was his work. Despite having nearly 700 patents, most of his creations were only capitalized on by others. We continue to expand upon his ideas and inventions to this very day.

Nelson and Winnie Mandela

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This photograph shows the deceased ex-president of South Africa during his younger years. Both Nelson and Winnie were devoted to the fight for freedom through the course of their lives. 

Albert Einstein as a Child

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Albert Einstein was a slow learner during his formative years and even struggled with a slight speech impediment. He was also known to be rebellious and easily distracted. However, his real passion was found in physics and mathematics, allowing him to bloom.

Adolf Hitler Almost Drowned

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A lesser known fact is that Hitler was actually saved from drowning while a child. In 1894 Adolf fell into the river in his hometown of Passau. A local priest plunged into the icy waters and saved the drowning child.

Helena Blavatsky – Melding Science, Religion & Philosophy

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Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was a renowned Russian occultist and one of the only female forces in spiritism during the late 1800s. Her work did its best to explain the synthesis of science, religion, and philosophy, removing the boundaries between the core building blocks of society.

Donald Trump Doesn’t Want a President’s Salary

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After the passing of his father Donald Trump inherited about $40 million. Today his fortune ranges somewhere between $2.9 billion and $4.5 billion, making it easy to believe that he wishes to refuse the Presidential salary.

Hugh Hefner Childhood Photo

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Publisher, businessman and playboy Hugh Hefner founded his empire in 1953. The Playboy Mansion is the only residence in the entire country of Los Angeles that has a fireworks permit.

Bill and Hillary Clinton

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Bill and Hillary met at Yale while both of them were attending law school. They started dating in 1971.

A Royal Photograph

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The rare Royal photo above shows Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne

Young Queen Elizabeth II with her Corgi

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Queen Elizabeth II has received some rather strange gifts over the years. This includes two tortoises, a bull elephant named Jumbo, two black beavers and even a pair of cowboy boots. She has a sincere love for the outdoors and is a well-known animal-lover.

Barack Obama as a Young Man

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Most of the former President Barack Obama’s formative years were spent in Honolulu. Obama explains in his memoirs that his early years were quite different from the man he is today. He was part of a street gang called the “Choom Gang” and made regular use of alcohol and marijuana. 

Martha Stewart was once a Young Model

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Martha Stewart started her career at just fifteen years old. What few know is that this lifestyle mogul was once a model. She used modeling to supplement her scholarship while at Barnard College.

Aleister Crowley in His Younger Years

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Aleister Crowley is one of the controversial fathers of modern occultism. Despite creating the foundation for much of the left-hand path, his later years found him drowning in a sea of drugs and delirium. By the time of his death, many saw the man as nothing more than a shell, uttering nonsensical phrases while staying on the brink of life for quite some time.

The Multi-Talented Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Movie star turned politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is also a producer, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, and activist. Most recently this ex-governor made a proposal to President Trump; to switch jobs!

Elvis Presley Had a Twin

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The King of Rock and Roll had a twin, Jesse Garon, who was stillborn. Jesse was buried in an unmarked grave, and Elvis spoke of him quite frequently during the first of his rise to fame.

Construction of the Statue of Liberty

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The Statue of Liberty is a large monument to the Roman Goddess of freedom, Libertas. The full name of this amazing idol of Liberty is “Liberty Enlightening the World.”

Inside of the Large Hadron Collider

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The Large Hadron Collider is the most powerful particle accelerator ever built. After its recent upgrades, it is seven times stronger than its previous incarnation. It has an annual budget of just over $1 billion. 

KAGRA – Gravity Array

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The Kamioka Gravitational Wave Detector, or KAGRA, is a gravitational wave detector of mammoth proportions. This wonder of technology can detect the slightest gravitational waves up to distances as far as Cygnus, which is approximately about 6,070 light years away.

2017 All-Star NBA Celebrity Matchup

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2017’s star-studded celebrity lineup included Nick Cannon, Marc Lasry, Mark Cuban and Master P, among many other prominent players. Team East took the game after dominating each and every quarter.

Clint Eastwood Water Skiing

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In 1957 Clint Eastwood had to become proficient in water skiing for his role in the ‘White Fury’ episode of a series called ‘West Point’.

Harry Houdini Put a Spin on Spiritualism

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Mina Crandon was a medium whom many believed could speak to spirits of the dead. Harry Houdini tried countless times to prove her magic to be nothing more than a trick but to no avail. In August 1926, Mina Crandon’s channeled spirit proclaimed that Houdini would be gone by Halloween. He died on October 31, 1926, from septic poisoning.

Neil deGrasse Tyson – Undefeated Wrestler

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Renowned celebrity physicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, grew up as quite an athlete. He has maintained his strong nature and sporting habits throughout his career. While at Harvard, he remained the undefeated wrestling captain. Not bad for a physics fiend.

Quentin Tarantino – 160 IQ But Suffers at School

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Quentin Tarantino has an IQ of over 160, but he struggled through school. He attributed this to a disinterest in the subjects being taught. Despite his poor school performance, the man is of vastly superior intelligence and is classified as an autodidact.

JP Morgan – Power and Influence

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John Pierpont Morgan is one of the richest and most famous financiers in the world. Despite his fame, estimates place his fortune to have been worth between $38 billion and $41.5 billion, placing his 24th among the richest men in American history.

Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard

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Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard composed the letter which was sent to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 2, 1939. The letter warned of the possibility of a German atomic bomb program and directly led to ‘The Manhattan Project.’

Idi Amin in a Speedo

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Idi Amin, the third president of Uganda, had the audacity to sit around in a Speedo after banning “hippies” and mini-skirts during his ruthless rule. The dictator was known for his atrocities, even keeping severed heads in his refrigerator.

A Photo from Vladimir Putin’s Childhood

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Vladimir Putin joined the KGB almost immediately after graduating from law school. Before politics, Putin was a covert agent! He has been a faithful subject of his country in various forms and has been awarded countless honors.

Building the Hubble Telescope

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The constructions of Hubble went over $1 billion over budget. The project also ran seven years behind schedule, but the result was well worth the time and effort. The Hubble telescope is still in use and will only be succeeded in late 2018 by the James Webb Space Telescope.

Skyscraper Construction in New York

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Construction was a much more dangerous affair than today. As the photo above clearly shows, construction workers at times had nothing other than their balance and dexterity to rely upon when working at dizzying heights.

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