Although a picture speaks a thousand words, no one said those words were guaranteed to be complimentary. We generally highlight cute, gorgeous, humorous, or charming photos of ourselves, but these are basic and important images of powerful people. They are engrossing and memorable because of the depths to which they delve into the human experience into many of the best and saddest periods of modern human existence.

We must caution our readers that many of these images may make them feel uncomfortable, while others may make them happy. Other photos just might make you cringe, or simply ask the question: this is how someone's career started?

Every well-known person has cultivated an image throughout the course of their career. But have you ever wondered what happens if you take a peak back in time, before that career started? We challenged you to achieve precisely that, and we rewarded the finest finding with $200...

So keep scrolling and see what we have in store for you…

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