43 Rare Photos That Will Destroy Everything You Knew about The Past

Sit back and buckle up for a wee ride back to when there was no Miley Cyrus and no Justin Bieber.

JFK Jr. growing up in his father's shadow. Quite literally.

JFK Jr. growing up in his father's shadow. Quite literally.
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Mohammed Ali making ends meet.

Mohammed Ali making ends meet.
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He must have had a LOT of ends.

The Beastie Boys chasing Madonna with squirt guns after she played Material Girl at Madison Square Garden, 1985

The Beastie Boys chasing Madonna with squirt guns after she played Material Girl at Madison Square Garden, 1985
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A rare picture of Marilyn Monroe with President John F. Kennedy, together at JFK's 19 May 1962 birthday party at the White House.

A rare picture of Marilyn Monroe with President John F. Kennedy, together at JFK's 19 May 1962 birthday party at the White House.

That sneaky, sneaky photographer. Making the most famous affair of last century come alive.

The arresting of Mussolini at a pro-war interventionist rally in Italy, circa 1915.

The arresting of Mussolini at a pro-war interventionist rally in Italy, circa 1915.
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Looks like a scene right out of the Italian Silent Era, if we didn't know any better.

Freddie Mercury with nanny, Zanzibar 1947

Freddie Mercury with nanny, Zanzibar 1947
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We bet you never imagined Pablo Picasso playing on the beach with his son.

We bet you never imagined Pablo Picasso playing on the beach with his son.
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Well, here he is doing just that.

Joe Biden taking his oath of office as senator in 1973 by the bedside of his son Beau.

Joe Biden taking his oath of office as senator in 1973 by the bedside of his son Beau.
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Yuri Gagarin at a Party for Cosmonauts (1965)

Yuri Gagarin at a Party for Cosmonauts (1965)
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Putin the Queen B(ar)ack on stage.

Putin the Queen B(ar)ack on stage.
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Enough said.

John F.Kennedy touring Europe with his canine friend.

John F.Kennedy touring Europe with his canine friend.
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A jolly Jackson 5 bunch in Malibu.

A jolly Jackson 5 bunch in Malibu.
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Before they were 'Goin' Back To Indiana'. LOL.

Dashing little Royal fellas Harry and William, on their first day at Wetherby School in London.

Dashing little Royal fellas Harry and William, on their first day at Wetherby School in London.
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Totes adorbs. Is that a sack of Royal candy?

Morgan Freeman in the US Air Force Uniform!

Morgan Freeman in the US Air Force Uniform!
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Probably after the afro and before he became God.

Baby Prince William probably asking daddy Charles to hand him the Empire asap.

Baby Prince William probably asking daddy Charles to hand him the Empire asap.
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And looking adorably like little baby George. Or the other way round rather.

This baby was destined to rule America one day.

This baby was destined to rule America one day.
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Controversially so. Hello, President Bush.

A young Saddam Hussein charming a lady in his own odd way.

A young Saddam Hussein charming a lady in his own odd way.
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#CameAndGetItBae

Bruce Lee in a pose of sorts, sparring with Ip Man.

Bruce Lee in a pose of sorts, sparring with Ip Man.
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"This CD-ROM can hold more information than all the paper that's here below me."- Bill Gates, 1994

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And you can watch through your Window.

A foot guard passes out as Queen Elizabeth II rides past during a parade in 1970. Swooning or the sun?

A foot guard passes out as Queen Elizabeth II rides past during a parade in 1970. Swooning or the sun?
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OCD kicking in, anyone?

Terry Fox runs in his blood stained shorts, during his Marathon of Hope run across Canada in July 1980.

Terry Fox runs in his blood stained shorts, during his Marathon of Hope run across Canada in July 1980.
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A marathon a day for 143 days until he died. #Respect

The magic man Robin Williams donating blood on 9/11.

The magic man Robin Williams donating blood on 9/11.
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This Genie made someone's wishes come true.

Paul and Linda McCartney with David Gilmour of Pink Floyd at a Zeppelin concert.

Paul and Linda McCartney with David Gilmour of Pink Floyd at a Zeppelin concert.
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Too much awesome in one picture. 'Cannot able to handle'.

Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Perkins drinking. With a deer.

Audrey Hepburn and Anthony Perkins drinking. With a deer.
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And little Bambi wants it!

A very young and very charming Kurt Russell on Gilligan's Island.

A very young and very charming Kurt Russell on Gilligan's Island.
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Stud scenes.

HBO’s Band of Brothers lounging at Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s (former) residence.

HBO’s Band of Brothers lounging at Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s (former) residence.
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"We're not lost, Private... we're in Normandy." This is in Obersalzberg though.

Kurt Cobain AND a flying cat.

Kurt Cobain AND a flying cat.
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Made your day, right?

Black Flag's bassist, Kira Roessler backstage.

Black Flag's bassist, Kira Roessler backstage.
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circa 1984.

Sean Connery and Jill St.John on the sets of Diamonds Are Forever.

Sean Connery and Jill St.John on the sets of Diamonds Are Forever.

Funnily, Mr. Bond here brings peace and lots of chest hair.

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air with the fresh Prince of Bunnies at the Playboy Mansion.

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air with the fresh Prince of Bunnies at the Playboy Mansion.

*worlds colliding*

Johnny Cash and Ray Charles lmao-ing.

Johnny Cash and Ray Charles lmao-ing.

Oh this is nothing. Just Madonna AND Sting AND Tupac hanging out.

Oh this is nothing. Just Madonna AND Sting AND Tupac hanging out.

*fly on the wall*

Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore on the set of E.T.

Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore on the set of E.T.

Feeling old yet?

Well this wasn't a long time ago, but did two very different parts in your temporal lobe just clash and combust?

Well this wasn't a long time ago, but did two very different parts in your temporal lobe just clash and combust?

As an afterthought, maybe the Dalai Lama taught Russell Brand a thing or two about respecting your exes. *cough*

Obama's group of high school buddies that dubbed itself the "Choom Gang", about to dig into some cake.

Obama's group of high school buddies that dubbed itself the

'Choom' being a slang for smoking weed by the way; the President was quite the pothead in his days.

"Zee Zee Top" in 1971.

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Jim Carrey and Stephen Hawking hanging out.

Jim Carrey and Stephen Hawking hanging out.

Can you even imagine how interesting this conversation would've been?

A pimped out Bruce Lee in a rare moment.

A pimped out Bruce Lee in a rare moment.

We wonder if he was rapping? #LilLee

Paul Newman and Robert Redford playing ping-pong on the set of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid".

Paul Newman and Robert Redford playing ping-pong on the set of

A moment of silence for the guy with his back to the camera, getting double-teamed by two of the best-looking men in the world.

Too many cool people to take in, too big a cake.

Too many cool people to take in, too big a cake.

Errol Flynn and wife Nora Eddington, with Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles.

A controversial backstage photo of Queen with soccer legend Diego Maradona in Argentina during “The Game Tour”.

A controversial backstage photo of Queen with soccer legend Diego Maradona in Argentina during “The Game Tour”.

Maradona came "Under Pressure" by the Argentine people for wearing The British Union Jack considering The Falklands War between The United Kingdom and Argentina.

John Lennon and Miles Davis at a party at the former's England estate, where they supposedly shot hoops.

John Lennon and Miles Davis at a party at the former's England estate, where they supposedly shot hoops.

Lauren Bacall perched atop the piano as President Harry Truman plays it.

Lauren Bacall perched atop the piano as President Harry Truman plays it.

Talk about being an instant muse.

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