It’s always nice to catch a glimpse of VIPs doing things everyday normal people do. This image of Tsar Nicholas II playing airplane made me wonder whether the guy supporting him was really a “friend” or a subject forced to carry him -but the source gallery at Retronaut labels him as a fellow royal.
Tsar Nicholas II and another royal friend playing airplane, c. 1890.
Albert Einstein holding a puppet Albert Einstein. Photo by Harry Burnett, c. 1931.
Joseph Stalin making a face at his bodyguard. Photo by Lt. Gen. Nikolai Vlasik, c. 1930.
The Duke and Duchess of Windsor jumping in their sock feet, 1959.
Franklin D. Roosevelt pulling his cousin’s hair, 1910.
Steve Jobs giving IBM the finger in 1983.
Nancy Reagan sitting on Mr. T’s lap.
Albert Einstein again, this time rocking some plush fuzzy slippers, c. 1950.