That’s Who?! 44 Rare Photos Of Historical Figures In Their Youth

You can probably only picture these famous faces when they were old, but here they are like you've never seen them before.

Abraham Lincoln Young
Mahatma Gandhi Young
Albert Einstein Young
Adolf Hitler Young
That’s Who?! 44 Rare Photos Of Historical Figures In Their Youth
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From Abraham Lincoln to Albert Einstein to Queen Elizabeth II, some of modern history's most famous faces exist in our minds solely as they appeared in old age. Just try to picture Lincoln, or, say, Winston Churchill or Mahatma Gandhi as a young man and you'll probably come up blank.

Whether it's because these people didn't truly make their mark on history until late in life or because they didn't assume their now iconic appearance until at least middle age, they'll live on in our minds, not to mention the history books, looking old.

But if you've ever been curious about what some of modern history's most important leaders, thinkers, and artists looked like in their youth, take a look at the rarely-seen photos above.


Next, see what some of modern history's most reviled dictators looked like when they were just kids. Then, see 29 images of American presidents when they were young.

John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the Assistant Editor of All That Is Interesting.
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