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Photos of Historical Legends Hanging Out With Each Other 

Kellen Perry
Updated June 11, 2020 5.2k votes 920 voters 37.2k views 8 items

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Epochal historical figures loom so large in the public imagination it's hard to conceive of them just kickin' it like normal people. But they totally did and do, and there are photographs of the historical figures cool kids club to prove it. Here you will find some awesome historical photos of authors and activists, presidents and athletes, and other luminaries spending time together.

Did Lucille Ball and Eleanor Roosevelt joke around? Who knows how many awesome stories Teddy Roosevelt and Harry Houdini probably shared, but if any two historical badasses had a lot to talk about, it was those guys. Can't go wrong, right?

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Helen Keller And Mark Twain, C. 1905
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Photo: Unknown/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
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Lucille Ball And Eleanor Roosevelt, 1944
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Photo: Thomas D. McAvoy/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
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Harry Houdini And Theodore Roosevelt, 1914
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Photo: Unknown/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
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Harry S. Truman And Pablo Picasso, 1958
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Photo: Photographer Unknown/National Archives/Undetermined Restrictions
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