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

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2.) The MGM Lion filming for production company’s famed logo

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3.) A young Bill Clinton meeting President John F. Kennedy

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4.) William Harley and Arthur Davidson in 1914 founding their eponymous motorcycle company

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5.) Walt Disney’s earliest known sketches of Mickey Mouse from the early 1920s

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6.) The Eiffel Tower during its construction in 1880

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7.) President Barack Obama on his high school basketball team in the late 1970s

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8.) Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discussing the future of computing and the tech industry in 1991

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9.) Drew Barrymore sitting on Steven Spielberg’s lap on the set of E.T. in 1982

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10.) Osama and the Bin Laden family on holidays in Sweden in the 1970s

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He is the second from the right in blue pants and green shirt

11.) Elvis in the US Army in 1958

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12.) Born in 1746, Hannah Stilley is the earliest born individual captured on film. Photographed in 1840, aged 94.

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13.) Race goers attempt to halt Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to complete the race, from competing in 1967 Boston Marathon.

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14.) The man that refused to give the Nazi salute in 1936

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15.) A jubilant American sailor clutching a white-uniform nurse in Time Square, 1945

A jubilant American sailor clutching a white-unifo




16.) The last ever above water photo of the Titanic in 1912

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17.) Nikola Tesla in his laboratory, sitting behind his “Magnifying Transmitter”, 1900

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18.) The 3,000 year old unbroken seal on King Tutankhamun’s Tomb in 1922

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19.) An unknown US soldier in Vietnam, 1965

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20.) Albert Einstein in the summer of 1939 at Nassau Point in Long Island, New York.

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21.) Adam West and Burt Ward filming the original Batman series in 1966

Adam West and Burt Ward filming the original Batman series in 1966



22.) Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona, 1925

Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona, 1925

23.) Fidel Castro and Malcolm X in 1960

Fidel Castro and Malcolm X in 1960

24.) George Bush receiving a news on September 11, 2001

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

Heath Ledger and Christian Bale during filming of The Dark Knight in 2007

26.) Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger backstage in 1969

Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger in 1969

27.) Johnny Depp and Oasis in 1995

Johnny Depp and Oasis in 1995



28.) The Beatles before making the Abbey Road iconic album picture in 1968

The Beatles before making the Abbey Road iconic album picture in 1968

29.) The first bananas arriving in Norway, 1905

The first bananas arrived in Norway,1905

30.) The Statue of Liberty before being sent to America, 1886

The Statue of Liberty before being sent to America, 1886

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