Before Infamy: Childhood Photos of History’s Most Evil People


The faces of the world’s most evil people are often frozen in our imaginations at one particular age – the age when they first began to build their infamy, or the age when their infamy reached its height. But, what were they like before they became dictators, torturers, mass-murderers, cult-leaders, and serial killers? Who were they? Was their evil always there, lurking beneath the surface, or did it develop over time?

These are the pictures of 25 of the world’s most recognizable evil people…pictures of them before they lived in infamy. Were they always evil? Or was their something else at work? We’ll let you decide.

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