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Vintage Photos of Famous People in History

Neil Patrick

It’s not always you come across your favorite famous people. Some of them you might never get to see in your lifetime. So much for wishful thinking. No need to fret. Thanks to the inventors of photography, we can still get a glimpse of how these people lived their lives in very rare captured images of famous people.

You do not always get to see them like they are in these rare photographs. So feast your eyes on some of the photos we have selected of Hollywood stars, political figures, artists and other famous people in some of their casual or candid moments.



Bruce Willis, Arnold Shwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone [Via]


Van Halen

Edward Van Halen [Via]


ameliaAmelia Earhart [Via]


frank sinatraFranky with Pancakes [Via]



A young Barrack Obama with his mother [Via]


che guevara and fidel castroFidel Castro and Ernestot “Che”Guevara” Dela Serna Fishing [Via]


axl rose

Axl Rose of Guns N Roses arrested. [Via]


Michael Caine

1966 photo of Michael Caine Reading. [Via]


toby and leo

Leonardo de Caprio (right) [Via]


American directors George Lucas (L) and Steven Spielberg hold their Best Director nomination plaques at the Directors Guild of America annual awards dinner held at the Beverly Hilton, Bevery Hills, California, March 11, 1978. Lucas was nominated for his film, 'Star Wars' and Spielberg for his film, 'Close Encounters of The Third Kind,' though neither won. Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)

George Lucas and Steven Speilberg [Via]



Paul McCartney of Beatles and Michael Jackson [Via]



Bruce Willis [Via]


adolf hitler

Adolf Hitler on a ground-breaking ceremony on his ambitious plan for linking the major German highways.[Via]

albert einstein

The brilliant Albert Einstein [Via]



The Beatles concert, Paul McCartney having fun drumming. [Via]


ali and the beatles

Mohammad Ali with The Beatles. [Via]

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplain with other Britain’s iconic and famous people. [Via]



Young Steven Tyler [Via]


kurt cobain

Kurt Cobain [Via]


bob nesta marley

A 1975 photo of Bob Marley with George Harrison. [Via]


madonna sting and tupac

Old photo of Madonna with Sting and Tupac. [Via]


steve jobs

Steve Jobs with Steve Wozniak. [Via]


bill gates

The famous Bill Gates spending detention time.

johnny depp

Johnny Depp [Via]

Elvis Presley Joins the Army in 1958 (1)

Elvis Presly in the army [Via]

You might think these famous people are famous because they are special and famous in their own right. And yet, as seen in these photographs, they are pretty much normal people living normal lives — enjoying, eating, getting in trouble with the law, partying and joining the army.





Neil Patrick

Neil Patrick is one of the authors writing for The Vintage News