This collection of rare and iconic photographs capture some of the significant moments from our recent history. Spanning almost 200 years, they depict seemingly very normal moments whether it’s the meeting of great minds and luminaries, or indeed the start of something that would later go on to reach iconic status.
1.) Queen Elizabeth II meeting Marilyn Monroe in 1956
2.) The MGM Lion filming for production company’s famed logo
3.) A young Bill Clinton meeting President John F. Kennedy
4.) William Harley and Arthur Davidson in 1914 founding their eponymous motorcycle company
5.) Walt Disney’s earliest known sketches of Mickey Mouse from the early 1920s
6.) The Eiffel Tower during its construction in 1880
7.) President Barack Obama on his high school basketball team in the late 1970s
8.) Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discussing the future of computing and the tech industry in 1991
9.) Drew Barrymore sitting on Steven Spielberg’s lap on the set of E.T. in 1982
10.) Osama and the Bin Laden family on holidays in Sweden in the 1970s
He is the second from the right in blue pants and green shirt
11.) Elvis in the US Army in 1958
12.) Born in 1746, Hannah Stilley is the earliest born individual captured on film. Photographed in 1840, aged 94.
13.) Race goers attempt to halt Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to complete the race, from competing in 1967 Boston Marathon.
14.) The man that refused to give the Nazi salute in 1936
15.) A jubilant American sailor clutching a white-uniform nurse in Time Square, 1945
16.) The last ever above water photo of the Titanic in 1912
17.) Nikola Tesla in his laboratory, sitting behind his “Magnifying Transmitter”, 1900
18.) The 3,000 year old unbroken seal on King Tutankhamun’s Tomb in 1922
19.) An unknown US soldier in Vietnam, 1965
20.) Albert Einstein in the summer of 1939 at Nassau Point in Long Island, New York.
21.) Adam West and Burt Ward filming the original Batman series in 1966
22.) Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona, 1925
23.) Fidel Castro and Malcolm X in 1960
24.) George Bush receiving a news on September 11, 2001
25.) Heath Ledger and Christian Bale on a break from filming of The Dark Knight in 2007
26.) Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger backstage in 1969
27.) Johnny Depp and Oasis in 1995
28.) The Beatles before making the Abbey Road iconic album picture in 1968
29.) The first bananas arriving in Norway, 1905
30.) The Statue of Liberty before being sent to America, 1886