Most of us probably have a very vivid picture of how a US president looks. However, before men become the most powerful people in the free world, they are regular guys just like us. For example, Harry S. Truman was a timekeeper in the railway, while Andrew Johnson was a tailor.

To illustrate that one day they were just like us, Bored Panda has collected a list of portraits of US presidents when they were young. You can barely recognize them, and if you think presidency is an easy job - take a look at how presidents look before and after their terms in office.

#1 Barack Obama, Age 18

Barack Obama, Age 18

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Bipolar King 1 year ago

I'm gonna miss this dude

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#2 Theodore Roosevelt, Age 20

Theodore Roosevelt, Age 20

Harvard College Library Report

Loulou Kai 1 year ago

Omg he s hot!

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#3 John F. Kennedy, Age 21 And 20

John F. Kennedy, Age 21 And 20

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giulia earheart 1 year ago

Handsome!

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#4 Gerald Ford, Age 18 And 20

Gerald Ford, Age 18 And 20

Gerald R. Ford Museum , Gerald R. Ford Museum Report

Caitlyn McCracken 1 year ago

Would not have ever messed with him

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#5 Abraham Lincoln, Late 30s (Earliest Confirmed Photo)

Abraham Lincoln, Late 30s (Earliest Confirmed Photo)

Library of Congress Report

Fire Bird 1 year ago

Now he has big hands.

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#6 Bill Clinton, Age 22 And 26

Bill Clinton, Age 22 And 26

Georgetown School of Foreign Service , The Clinton Presidential Library and Museum Report

Caroline Wong 1 year ago

Hillary looked so carefree

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#7 Ronald Reagan, Age 29

Ronald Reagan, Age 29

amazon.com , Bettmann Report

Melanie 1 year ago

Y'all, it's the Heisman pose!!

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#8 Franklin Roosevelt, Age 18

Franklin Roosevelt, Age 18

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Report

Lisbeth Lopez 1 year ago

You mean... Ryan Gosling

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#9 Jimmy Carter, Age 18

Jimmy Carter, Age 18

Jimmy Carter Library Report

Aunt Messy 1 year ago

He was so stinkin' cute! And he still is.

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#10 Rutherford B. Hayes, Age 30

Rutherford B. Hayes, Age 30

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Lauren Kaufmann 1 year ago

rutherford b heeeeey how ya doin

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#11 Richard Nixon, Age 20

Richard Nixon, Age 20

Richard Nixon Foundation Report

Shari H 1 year ago

Why is it not surprising that he looks like the school bully?

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#12 George H. W. Bush, Age 18

George H. W. Bush, Age 18

United States Navy , MCT Report

LizzyM 1 year ago

Looked like an idiot even back then

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#13 George W. Bush, Age 19

George W. Bush, Age 19

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Report

Anna Versace 1 year ago

handsome

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#14 James Garfield, Age 16

James Garfield, Age 16

Unknown Report

Amanda Panda 1 year ago

Those eyes though, doesn't have to be color for me to know they were gorgeous!

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#15 William Mckinley, Age 21

William Mckinley, Age 21

Mathew Brady Report

Timmy Carey 1 year ago

He looks like Link McNeil from Good Mythical Morning

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#16 Calvin Coolidge, Between 19 And 23 Years

Calvin Coolidge, Between 19 And 23 Years

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Shauday Smith 1 year ago

dem gloves tho...

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#17 Woodrow Willson, About 19 Years Old

Woodrow Willson, About 19 Years Old

Pach Brothers Report

Violet Camicat 1 year ago

Wilson* Sorry, I had to. And I'm not even from the US...

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#18 George W. Bush, Age 21

George W. Bush, Age 21

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Sofia Bellavista 1 year ago

The others have a certain brightness in their eyes, or a special composure.. he just looks goofy, a daddy's boy

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#19 Warren G. Harding, Age 21

Warren G. Harding, Age 21

Library of Congress Report

Aunt Messy 1 year ago

Dashing. Eroll Flynn-ish.

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#20 Harry Truman, Age 22 And 33

Harry Truman, Age 22 And 33

Harry S. Truman Library & Museum , Harry S. Truman Library & Museum Report

Raju Sesharaj 1 year ago

James Potter and Harry James Potter

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#21 Dwight Eisenhower, Age 25 and 29

Dwight Eisenhower, Age 25 and 29

Fotosearch , Eisenhower Presidential Museum Archives Report

Kjorn 1 year ago

a death star officer

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#22 Lyndon Johnson, Age 18

Lyndon Johnson, Age 18

Southwest Texas State Teachers College Report

Griselle Lugo 1 year ago

Those ears...!!!

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#23 Herbert Hoover, Age 25

Herbert Hoover, Age 25

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library/Museum Report

Jack Giles 1 year ago

I didn't know Quentin Tarantino was a time traveller...

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#24 Ulysses S. Grant, Age 23

Ulysses S. Grant, Age 23

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Victor Vakaras 1 year ago

I think the age is a little off the mark on this one.

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#25 Benjamin Harrison, Age 17

Benjamin Harrison, Age 17

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Mandy Tapley 1 year ago

Must have had a hard paper round

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#26 William Henry Harrison, Age 40

William Henry Harrison, Age 40

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Paulina 1 year ago

"When they were young"...?

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#27 John Tyler, Age 36

John Tyler, Age 36

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Paul Gray 4 months ago

Slave owner

#28 Millard Fillmore, Undated

Millard Fillmore, Undated

James Boyle Report

Raju Sesharaj 1 year ago

Snape is that you?

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#29 John Adams, Age 33

John Adams, Age 33

Benjamin Blyth Report

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