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Sittings

sitting #
date
Name
Role, Location, Notes
9645
Nov 15 1945

Mr. Walter Gifford

President, American Telephone & Telegraph, AT&T
For LIFE Magazine Captains of Industry
9649
Nov 20 1945

Mr. Eugene Grace

President, Bethlehem Steel
For LIFE Magazine Captains of Industry
9655
Nov 29 1945

Mr. Eugene Holman

President, Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey
For LIFE Magazine
9530
May 7 1945

Mr. V. M. Molotov

USSR People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs
For LIFE Magazine
9519
Apr 28 1945

Commander Harold E. Stassen

USNR. Delegate to United Nations Conference at San Francisco, California. Formerly Flag Officer to Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr., Admiral of 3rd Fleet in Pacific
For LIFE Magazine
9506
Apr 1 1945

Mr. Oscar Cox

Deputy Administrator, Foreign Economic Administration
For LIFE Magazine
9509
Apr 1 1945

Mr. Edward F. Prichard

General Counsel, Office of War, Mobilization and Reconversion, Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
9510
Apr 1 1945

Mr. J. A. Krug

Chairman, War Production Board
For LIFE Magazine
9511
Apr 1 1945

Mr. Hugh Fulton

Chief Counsel, The Truman Committee, Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
9692
Jan 11 1946

Mr. Martin W. Clement

President of the Pennsylvania Railroad
For LIFE Magazine Captains of Industry
9521
May 1 1945

Dr. T. V. Soong

Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs
For LIFE Magazine
9532
May 6 1945

Mr. George Mardikian

Owner, Omar Khayyam Restaurant, San Francisco, California
For LIFE Magazine
9699
Jan 29 1946

Mr. Donald W. Douglas

President, Douglas Aircraft Co. Inc.
For LIFE Magazine Captains of Industry
14379
Mar 12 1982

Robert A. Bandeen

Chairman & President, Crown Life Insurance Co.
For Concordia University, for Montreal Business Report magazine
12819
Dec 15 1967

Mr. Olcott Smith

Chairman, Aetna Life & Casualty
For Finance Magazine
13409
Oct 14 1972

Simon Ward

(As Winston Churchill)
For LIFE Magazine
14380
Mar 30 1982

James Earl Jones

Dual sitting with Christopher Plummer. In costumes for Othello and Iago parts
For LIFE Magazine
14380
Mar 30 1982

Christopher Plummer

Dual sitting with James Earl Jones. In costumes for Othello and Iago parts
For LIFE Magazine
14386
Jun 10 1982

Medea

Actresses from the play. Judith Anderson and Zoe Caldwell in costume for parts in Medea. photographed together and individually
For LIFE Magazine
14386
Jun 10 1982

Zoe Caldwell

Individually and together with Judith Anderson, in the play “Medea”
For LIFE Magazine
14386
Jun 10 1982

Judith Anderson

Individually and together with Zoe Caldwell, in the play “Medea”
For LIFE Magazine
15063
Feb 17 1989

Alfred Eisenstaedt

Photographer
Photographed at LIFE Magazine offices for East-West Network
9152
Mar 30 1944

Mr. Ralph A. Bard

Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
11217
Sep 29 1955

General Wilton B. Persons

Liaison Officer. Deputy Assistant to the President
For LIFE Magazine, through PIX Publishing
9718
Feb 18 1946

Mr. Henry Ford II

Ford Motor Company
For LIFE Magazine Captains of Industry
11216
Sep 29 1955

Mr. George Humphrey

United States Secretary of the Treasury for President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
For LIFE Magazine, through PIX Publishing
9503
Apr 1 1945

David K. Niles

Administrative Assistant to the President
For LIFE Magazine
9162
Apr 4 1944

Fred M. Vinson

Director, Economic Stabilization Board
For LIFE Magazine
9154
Mar 31 1944

Mr. Elmer Davis

Director, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
9158
Apr 3 1944

Mr. J. Edgar Hoover

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
9159
Apr 3 1944

Mr. Byron Price

Director of Censorship, Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
9160
Apr 3 1944

Harold D. Smith

Director, Bureau of the Budget, Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
9161
Apr 4 1944

Mr. James F. Byrnes

Director of War Mobilization, Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
9164
Apr 7 1944

Charles E. Wilson

Chairman, Joint War Production, USA & Canada
For LIFE Magazine
9166
Apr 8 1944

Chester Bowles

Administrator, Office of Price Administration, Washington D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
9150
Mar 29 1944

Mr. Paul V. McNutt

Administrator, Federal Security Agency; Chairman, War Manpower Commission
For LIFE Magazine
9137
Mar 17 1944

Claud Wickard

Secretary of Agriculture
For LIFE Magazine
8982
Sep 12 1943

M. Jan Masaryk

Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia
For LIFE Magazine
9163
Apr 6 1944

Mr. Leo T. Crowley

Alien Property Custodian, also Administrator Foreign Economic Administrations, Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
9501
Apr 1 1945

Mr. Robert E. Hannegan

Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
9500
Apr 1 1945

Mr. Isador Lubin

Commissioner of Labor Statistics
For LIFE Magazine
9656
Jan 1 1945

Mr. Paul Gray Hoffman

President, Studebaker Corporation
For LIFE Magazine Captains of Industry
9210
May 11 1944

Mr. Bernard M. Baruch

Special Advisor to Director, Office of War Mobilization
For LIFE Magazine
9179
May 15 1944

General H. H. Arnold

Commanding General Army Air Forces, War Dept., Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
9191
Apr 22 1944

Admiral Ernest J. King

Commander in Chief US Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations
For LIFE Magazine
9180
Apr 15 1944

Mr. Robert A. Lovett

Assistant Secretary of War for Air, Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
9203
May 4 1944

Mr. John J. McCloy

Assistant Secretary of War, Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine

Photographs

  • Henry Luce

  • John F. Kennedy

  • Calgary Stampede

  • Horses and Farmer

  • Vancouver at Night

  • Antique Shop

  • Great Lakes Paper Company

  • Stanley Park

  • Porter at Union Station

Legacy

LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography

Winston Churchill, 1941 by Yousuf Karsh; LIFE cover from 1945 courtesy of the publisher The exhibition “LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography” opens this week at Princeton University Art… […]

LIFE Magazine: John F. Kennedy Cover, 1961

…1963 John F. Kennedy memorial edition of LIFE. See more John F. Kennedy by Yousuf Karsh. Search the Sittings for all LIFE Magazine shoots. Cover: Courtesy LIFE/The Picture Collection, Inc…. […]

LIFE Magazine: Ernest Hemingway Cover, 1961

…most famous of all Hemingway photographs: the roll-neck sweater. See more Ernest Hemingway by Yousuf Karsh. Search the Sittings for all LIFE Magazine shoots. Cover: Courtesy LIFE/The Picture Collection, Inc…. […]

LIFE Magazine: John F. Kennedy Cover, 1963

…1963 featuring a portrait by Karsh from 1960. See more John F. Kennedy by Yousuf Karsh. Search the Sittings for all LIFE Magazine shoots. Cover: Courtesy LIFE/The Picture Collection, Inc…. […]

Clement Attlee

…“The Right Honorable Clement Attlee MP, Deputy Prime Minister”; 1945: “The Right Honorable Clement Attlee MP, For LIFE Magazine”; and 1949: “Prime Minister Clement Attlee, For Newsweek Magazine.” See more…. […]

J. Edgar Hoover

…others, even sitting presidents of the United States. Read more (Wikipedia) Karsh photographed Hoover in 1944 on assignment for LIFE magazine. See other people who sat for Karsh and LIFE…. […]

Harry S. Truman

…served four months as Vice President before Franklin D. Roosevelt died in office. Karsh photographed him as Senator Harry S. Truman, Missouri, for LIFE Magazine in 1944, and again in… […]

Anthony Eden

…Right Honorable Anthony Eden as British Foreign Secretary in 1943 with Canada’s Prime Minister W. L. Mackenzie King. Eden sat again for LIFE magazine in 1945, and once more in… […]

John F. Kennedy

…Senator Edward Kennedy, in 1968, and Robert Kennedy, US Attorney General at the time, in 1962. See John F. Kennedy on the cover of LIFE Magazine in 1961 and 1963…. […]

Bernard Baruch

…European allies. Read more (Wikipedia) Bernard M. Baruch was photographed by Karsh in 1944 as “Special Advisor to Director, Office of War Mobilization” for LIFE Magazine. See more Bernard Baruch…. […]

Better Photography: Great Masters

Betty Low, 1936 India’s Better Photography is the leading photography magazine in India and South Asia. Past issues have included articles about Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Alan Harvey, Cecil Beaton, Gordon… […]

Judy Garland

LIFE. Other Hollywood actors who were photographed for the magazine that same year include Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotton, Boris Karloff, and Gregory Peck. See a complete list of LIFE sittings…. […]

John F. Kennedy

…his run for the Presidency. LIFE magazine’s memorial edition for John F. Kennedy after his death in 1963 would feature a color portrait from the 1960 sitting. See more Kennedys…. […]

Joan Baez

…new life into the genre and powered rock music’s turn toward social and political consciousness.” Baez is one of a handful who were photographed for Look magazine for an article… […]

Vyacheslav Molotov

…Francisco Conference”; the conference resulted in the creation of the United Nations Charter. It was during this visit to the USA that he was photographed by Karsh, for LIFE Magazine…. […]

Justice Felix Frankfurter

…noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the Court. Karsh photographed Frankfurter on assignment for LIFE – see a list of others who Karsh photographed for the magazine…. […]

Thomas Mann’s Hands

…California, for LIFE magazine. “There was one picture in particular that won the attention of the photographer and of his sitter: a close-up of Thomas Mann’s hands.” Mann was a… […]

James McIntosh

James McIntosh, 1945 When Yousuf Karsh was assigned to photograph General George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, for LIFE magazine, Marshall said to the photographer, “You… […]

Peggy Cummins, 1925–2017

…up remained a mystery for many years before we learned it was Peggy Cummins, who was photographed in 1946 for LIFE Magazine. Read her obituary in the New York Times…. […]

Ford Motor Company

…See Karsh “On Assignment“. He photographed Ford’s grandson, Henry Ford II, for LIFE Magazine in 1946, and again in 1968. Ford II was president of the Ford Motor Company from… […]

Fidel Castro

…impressed that Castro – a revolutionary – should have made room in his life for these creative luminaries. See some magazine covers that featured Karsh in their obituaries of Castro…. […]

Judy Garland

Judy Garland, 1946 The American actress, singer and dancer Judy Garland was born on this day, June 10, in 1992 (d. 1969). Karsh photographed her for LIFE magazine in 1946…. […]

Exhibitions

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A Brief Biography

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