Soviet leader Joseph Stalin (1878 - 1953, right) with his son, Vasily (1921 - 1962) and daughter Svetlana (1926 - 2011) at one of Stalin's dachas, former Soviet Union, June 1935. Both children are by Stalin's second wife, Nadezhda Alliluyeva. The photograph was taken by Stalin's head of personal security, Nikolai Vlasik (1896 - 1967).
Community Post: 30 Famous Historical Figures When They Were Young
<b>Our mental image of many famous historical figures is typically one of them late in life, only after they achieved widespread recognition for their deeds.</b> To counter that, here are portraits of history's notables when they were children or young men and women.