Young Teddy Roosevelt, straight from sculling practice at Harvard, IN SHORTS

Werfel, a 6 year old orphan from Austria has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross. 1946.

Theodore Roosevelt holding grandson Kermit Roosevelt Jr, 1916.

Rough rider, you say? Hmm. Twenty-one year old Theodore Roosevelt.

Mary Smith was a Knocker-up who earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. A Knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time, a profession that started in England and Ireland during the Industrial Revolution, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable.

President Kennedy

Chimney sweep, before child labor laws outlawed the work of such young children

Theodore Roosevelt: Presidential Badass

Quote from Jesse Owens regarding the 1936 Olympics in Berlin: "Hitler didn't snub me – it was FDR who snubbed me. The president didn't even send me a telegram." On the other hand, Hitler sent Owens a commemorative inscribed cabinet photograph of himself.

One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel.

Young Eisenhower with his wife Mamie, San Antonio, TX, 1916

The blond man on the left, behind the kid, is Vladimir Putin, then a KGB Agent, posing as a tourist.

First known photograph of Ulysses S. Grant.

Harry Houdini, age 25, 1899

John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States, was the first president to have his photograph taken (the earliest photo still in existence, at least). The daguerreotype was shot in 1843, a good number of years after Adams left office in 1829.

Clara Barton (1821-1912), the founder and first president of the American Red Cross, acquired her broad skill set of urgent medical care, long-term care for invalids, locating and reuniting lost family members and soldiers, etc. through “on-the-job training” during some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Prior to the war, she was a schoolteacher with no medical background.

Teddy rocked it.

Young oyster shuckers, Port Royal, SC.

Teddy Roosevelt

FDR giving an interview at the beginning of the war in the Pacific.

Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush