Extremely Silly Photos of Extremely Serious Historical Figures

We’ve already shown you several silly photos of serious writers and silly photos of serious artists, but what about the less creative figures among us? After all, scientists, tsars, world leaders and intellectual innovators like to blow off steam too. As such, we’ve scoured the Internet to bring you a few photos of historical figures making faces, goofing off with friends, and posing for photos of themselves with their miniature clones (er, just one of those). Check out our mini-capsule of our favorite photos of historical figures getting silly after the jump, and if you have a tip on one we’ve missed, add it to our collection in the comments!

Tsar Nicholas II and another royal friend playing airplane, c. 1890. [Image via]