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Role, Location, Notes
Aug 1 1948

Madame Karsh

Senior, YK’s Mother. Taken in Studio, Summer of 1948
Aug 1 1948

Mr. Karsh

Senior. YK’s Father. Taken in Studio, Summer of 1948


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  • Clark Gable

  • Herbert Hoover

  • Thomas Watson

  • Harry Truman

  • Helen Keller

  • Lilly Daché

  • Clark Gable

  • William Lyon Mackenzie King

  • Margaret O’Brien

  • Martha Graham

  • Lilly Daché

  • Joan Crawford

  • Jean Sibelius

  • Helen Keller and Polly Thompson

  • Harry Truman

  • Elizabeth Arden

  • Beatrice Lillie

  • Albert Einstein

  • Albert Einstein

  • Harry Truman


Barbara Ann Scott

Barbara Ann Scott,1939 Barbara Ann Scott was a Canadian figure skater. She was the 1948 Olympic champion, a two-time World champion (1947–1948), and a four-time Canadian national champion (1944–46, 48)… […]

The Marshall Plan

General George C. Marshall, 1950 On this day, April 3, in 1948, President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, named after General George C. Marshall, Secretary of State, who advocated… […]

William Lyon Mackenzie King

William Lyon Mackenzie King, 1936 William Lyon Mackenzie King died on this day, July 22, in 1950 (b. 1874). King was Canada’s 10th Prime Minister and served from 1921-1930, and… […]

Harry Truman

Harry Truman, 1948 President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 on July 26, 1948, calling for the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces. This executive order abolished discrimination “on… […]

Herman Leonard

Herman Leonard, 1947 “Herman Leonard began his career as an apprentice to famed portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh. Building on the lessons learned as a darkroom assistant and those gleaned from… […]

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elizabeth and family, 1951 On this day, June 2, in 1953, Princess Elizabeth was formally crowned Queen Elizabeth II. This informal family portrait was made earlier, in 1951 at… […]

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford was photographed in December, 1948, for Collier’s Magazine. The American publication was founded in 1888 by Irish immigrant Peter Collier, and was launched as a magazine of “fiction,… […]

Edwin Land

Edwin Land, 1966 Edwin Herbert Land was born on this day, May 7, in 1909. He is best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. He invented inexpensive filters… […]

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman, 1948 Harry S. Truman was born on this day, May 9, in 1884. He was the 33rd president of the United States, from 1945 to 1953, having… […]

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa, 1988 Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, was born on this day, August 26, in 1910. She began working in the slums of Calcutta in India in… […]

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter, 1981 James Earl Carter Jr. was born on this day, October 1, in 1924. The 39th President of the United States was photographed not long before he would… […]

Collecting New York’s Stories

Marx Brothers, 1948 Collecting New York’s Stories: Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious opens tomorrow, January 22, 2020, at The Museum of the City of New York, and features highlights drawn from… […]

Clark Gable

Clark Gable, 1948 American film actor Clark Gable was born on February 1, in 1901. Gable had roles in more than 60 motion pictures in multiple genres during a career… […]

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein, 1948 German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein was born on March 14, in 1879 (d. 1955). Einstein is known widely for developing the theory of relativity, but he also… […]

Elizabeth Arden

Elizabeth Arden, 1948 Canadian-American business woman Elizabeth Arden died on this day, October 18, in 1966. Born Florence Nightingale Graham in 1881, she went by the name Elizabeth Arden and… […]


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