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Famous photographs like the Migrant Mother and Elvis meeting Nixon tell stories without words. Sometimes, though, those stories can be misleading or incomplete.

In this episode of The List Show, Erin McCarthy shares the real stories behind some famous photos. She explains why Albert Einstein was snapped sticking his tongue out and how Princess Diana ended up cutting a rug with John Travolta.

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Additional image credits:
Getty Images
Lange (Historical)
Peapickers (Heritage Images)
Migrant mother2 (Heritage Images)
Migrant mother3 (Heritage Images)
Lange quote (Heritage Images)
Dust storms (Three Lions)
Migrants (Heritage Images)
Picking peas (Heritage Images)
We survive quote (Heritage Images)
Smith & Carlos later (Jean-Yves Ruszniewski)
Migrant mother museum quote (Anadolu Agency)
Piles of mail (London Express)
Later quote (Roberto Serra - Iguana Press)
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