Ioseb Besarionis dze Dzhugashvili (Josef Stalin) (1879-1953) in 1894, during his studies at the Georgian Orthodox Seminary in Tbilisi, Georgia.
A portrait of Josef Stalin's mother, Ketevan Gheladze Dzhugashvili (1858-1937), a housewife, seamstress, and laundress. Photo probably from the 1930s.
Stalin's father, Besarion Vanovis Dzhugashvili (1849/1850-1909), a cobbler. Photo undated.
Shown here in 1902, Dzhugashvili was already a professional revolutionary and a member of the Bolshevik group Iskra (Spark). He began using the name Stalin in 1912.