Vintage collection: 20 rare pictures of famous personalities

Jul 16, 2017, 11:26 IST
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    Picture dated 1931 of German-born Swiss-US physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955), author of theory of relativity, awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921, playing the violin
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    A photo taken on August 2, 1954 in Vallauris shows Spanish painter Pablo Picasso and his son Claude during a fighting bull
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    Diego Maradona, 16, warms up 12 September 1977 in Buenos Aires. Maradona was born on the 30th of October 1960 in Villa Fiorito, one the poorest suburbs of Buenos Aires
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    Unlocated picture dated probably in the 30s of Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), the US scientist and the pioneer in the field of the electricity, working in his laboratory
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    Iraqi Vice-President Saddam Hussein has a lunch on March 3, 1975 in Hotel Matignon in Paris during his meeting with French Prime minister Jacques Chirac (not pictured)
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    The ‘Beatle’ George Harrison kisses his young wife, Patti Boyd on June 22, 1966 in an unidentified place
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    Paul McCartney poses with his wife Linda and his daughters (from L to R) Heather, Mary and Stella, before their departure for the USA, on January 14, 1975 at London airport
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    Former heavyweight world boxing champion Muhammad Ali (C) kisses a child on October 05, 1986 after praying at the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque in Cairo, Egypt
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    Picture dated 1900 of Henry Ford, attracting the attention of bystanders as he takes the wheel of one of his brand new cars. Henry Ford (1863-1947), US car manufacturer, was the founder of the Ford Motor Company in 1903 and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production
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    US pop star Madonna performs along with an unidentified dancing partner on August 28, 1987 during a single concert held in the park of the town of Sceaux, located in the southern suburb of Paris
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    Sachin Tendulkar arrives at the Oval in London with a pint of English beer, on April 28, 1992, before making his debut for the Yorshire team on April 30
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    Picture dated of the 60's showing American writer Ernest Hemingway (L) with his wife on board the ‘Constitution’ crossing the Atlantic Ocean toward Europe
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    Undated picture of Walt Disney (1901-66), American artist and film producer of animated cartoons (most famous character being Mickey Mouse, 1928) and colour movies for young people such as ‘Treasure Island’ (1950) and ‘Robin Hood’ (1952). He also opened Disneyland, the first family amusement park (1955 in California)
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    Lord Louis Mountbatten (L) and Lady Edwina Mountbatten (R) receive Mahatma Gandhi (C), as Lord Mountbatten becomes Viceroy of the British Indian Empire on April 11, 1947
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    US Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK). his wife Jacqueline pose with their son John on December 10, 1960. JFK, the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963), was assassinated in Dallas, Tx, 22 November 1963, while on a political trip through Texas
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    Carl Lewis of the USA (C) smiles on the podium on August 6, 1984 in Los Angeles, after winning the gold medal in the men's Olympic long jump competition with a jump of 8.54m, in front of Australian Gary Honey (L) and Italian Giovanni Evangelisti
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    Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi prepares a speech in September 1989 in Burma
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    South African activist and Nobel Peace Prize and Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah walk on the Great Wall of China, on August 13, 1986, during their travel in China
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    Nancy (L) and Ronald Reagan say goodbye to the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize Mother Teresa after they had lunch together at the White House in Washington D.C. on May 6, 1981
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    The Reverend Frank R. Wilson presents to US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (R) on October 22, 1939, the Bible offered by King George of England and Queen Elizabeth during their visit at St James's Church in Hyde Park, New York
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About the Gallery

From Albert Einstein to George Harrison and Maradona to Madonna, here's a look at some rarely seen images of well-known people from across the globe. All pics/AFP