Unknown/Associated Press - Professor Albert Einstein, Princeton, 1938 Unknown/Associated Press - Professor Albert Einstein, Princeton, 1938

This photograph of the genius Albert Einstein was taken in Princeton, where he lived from 1935, working at the Institute for Advanced Study. In 1940, Einstein was granted American citizenship. The Einsteins, a Jewish family, had been expelled from his native Germany in 1934.

Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1955 Ed Feingersh, Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1955

Marilyn Monroe is undoubtedly one of the most photographed women of the 20th century. This image of Ms. Monroe, taken by Ed Feingersh, shows her dressing for an evening out. The photograph has become synonymous with Chanel No 5 perfume.

Alberto Durazzi, Brigitte Bardot, 1950's Alberto Durazzi, Brigitte Bardot, 1950's

During the 1960's Brigitte Bardot was an image of French glamour that women around the globe aspired to emulate. Bardot's private life made headlines again and again, her stormy marriage to Gunter Sachs, which lasted from 1966 to 1969 whilst she lived on the Côte d'Azur, was the fodder of many tabloids.

Yosef Karsh, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, 1956 Yosef Karsh, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, 1956

This photo was taken at the wedding of Prince Rainier of Monaco to American actress Grace Kelly on 19th April 1956. Thanks to the marriage, Monaco was once again the playground of the rich, famous and fabulous.

Harris Ewing, Martin Luther King, London, 1964 Harris Ewing, Martin Luther King, London, 1964

These photographs of Martin Luther King were taken in 1964, a crucial year for the civil rights campaigner and his supporters. It was this very year that he made his   "I have a dream" speech and on 2nd July, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, which repealed racial segregation. In September 1964, King travelled to Europe, where he visited East Berlin, giving speeches on the importance of peace. On 11th December, 1964, Martin Luther King received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Nico Koster , John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Amsterdam, 1969 Nico Koster , John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Amsterdam, 1969

Another important moment for peace, these photographs were taken at John Lennon and Yoko Ono's infamous 'bed-in.' As war continued to ravage Vietnam in 1969,  the husband and wife holed themselves up in the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam and Montreal's Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel.

NASA - Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, 1969 NASA - Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, 1969

Unknown, Steve McQueen "Le Mans", 1971 Unknown, Steve McQueen "Le Mans", 1971

Mimmo Frassineti, Andy Warhol & Federico Fellini, 1970s Mimmo Frassineti, Andy Warhol & Federico Fellini, 1970s

Here, Italian director and screenwriter Federico Fellini joins forces with Andy Warhol. Unbeknown to the pair, the photographer in the background, has discovered something more interesting that the meetings of these minds.

blog.php-1279 Anton Corbijn, Keith Richards

Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn is renowned for capturing music's most iconic performers including: Luciano Pavarotti and Frank Sinatra, Tom Waits, U2, Bon Jovi and The Rolling Stones.

Alfred Eisenstaedt, The V-J Day Kiss, 1945 Alfred Eisenstaedt, The V-J Day Kiss, 1945

On V-J day, 14th August, 1945, Alfred Eisenstaedt captured this moment of joy between U.S. Navy sailor and what is thought to be a nurse. The image taken in Times Square, New York City, would go on to be one of the most iconic of the 20th century, although the two subjects remain anonymous.

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