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Sittings

sitting #
date
Name
Role, Location, Notes
11678
Sep 5 1958

Mr. William Kennedy Jr.

President, North Carolina Mutual Insurance Co.
Ebony Magazine series. For PIX Publishing
15221
Oct 22 1990

Jacqueline Kennedy

(Onassis)
Translations from colour transparencies made by Camera Press for YL. Taken June 14, 1957. Envelope No. 11526

Photographs

  • Edward Kennedy, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy

  • John F. Kennedy

  • John and Jacqueline Kennedy

  • John and Jacqueline Kennedy

  • Jacqueline Kennedy

  • John F. Kennedy

  • Edward Kennedy

  • John F. Kennedy

  • Edward Kennedy

  • Robert F. Kennedy

  • Robert F. Kennedy

  • Jacqueline Kennedy

  • Maya Plisetskaya

  • Nikita Khrushchev

  • Robert Frost

  • Moira Shearer

  • Lyndon B. Johnson

Legacy

Robert F. Kennedy

…he was photographed by Karsh in 1962, a position he held from 1961 to 1964. See a special composite photograph of Robert Kennedy with John F. Kennedy and Edward Kennedy…. […]

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy, 1960 John F. Kennedy was born on this day, May 29, in 1917. He was 35th President of the United States from 1961 to 1963 – the… […]

Edward Kennedy

Edward Kennedy, 1968 American lawyer and politician Edward “Ted” Kennedy died on this day, August 25, in 2009 (b. 1932). Kennedy served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts for almost… […]

John and Jacqueline Kennedy

…Lee Bouvier. Bouvier herself had been a photographer, working for the Washington Times-Herald. Karsh also photographed Jacqueline and John Kennedy individually, as well as photographing Robert Kennedy, and Edward Kennedy…. […]

John F. Kennedy

…whole host of Kennedys, not least of all, Senator Edward Kennedy, in 1968, and Robert Kennedy, US Attorney General at the time, in 1962. See John F. Kennedy on the… […]

Kennedy and Nixon Debate

John F. Kennedy, 1960 On October 7, 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon faced off in their second debate, focusing on foreign policy and in particular the Cold War…. […]

John F. Kennedy

Kennedy in 1957 and 1960, when JFK was the senator for Massachusetts. Jacqueline Kennedy was also photographed in ’57. LIFE Magazine’s memorial edition for John F. Kennedy after his death… […]

John F. Kennedy’s 100th Birthday

John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917. The 35th President of the United States, 1961-1963, was the youngest man elected to the office. The JFK Library is commemorating… […]

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy, 1962 Robert F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on November 20, 1925. Kennedy was Attorney General of the United States when he was photographed by Karsh… […]

John and Jacqueline Kennedy

John and Jacqueline Kennedy, 1957 Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy, the future 35th president of the United States, married Jacqueline Bouvier on this day, September 12, in 1953. Seven years… […]

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy, 1962 Robert F. Kennedy had scored major victories when he won both the California and South Dakota presidential primaries on June 4, in 1968. He addressed his… […]

John F. Kennedy Civil Rights Address

John F. Kennedy, 1957 On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy federalized National Guard troops and deployed them to the University of Alabama to force its desegregation. The next… […]

Jacqueline Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy, 1957 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was born on this day, July 28, in 1929. She was First Lady of the United States as the wife of President John F…. […]

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F Kennedy, 1962 American politician and lawyer, Robert F. Kennedy was born on this day, November 20, in 1925. RFK served as a Senator for New York from 1965… […]

Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Eunice and Sargent Shriver, 1962 Eunice Kennedy Shriver died on this day, August 11, in 2009 (b. 1921). Shriver was the sister of President John F. Kennedy. She was a… […]

Jacqueline Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy, 1957 Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died on this day, May 19, in 1994. Karsh wrote: “Widowhood and adversity had not yet touched the glamorous young wife… […]

Robert McNamara

…president at Ford. McNamara immediately rejected the Treasury position but eventually accepted Kennedy’s invitation to serve as Secretary of Defense. (Wikipedia) See portraits of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson,… […]

Joan Baez

Joan Baez, 1970 Congratulations to singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez for her Kennedy Center Honor. “The Kennedy Center Honors serves as a moment to celebrate the remarkable artists… […]

The Warren Commission

Earl Warren, 1955 On this day, November 29, in 1963, one week after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Warren Commission. Leading the… […]

Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Michael Collins, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, 1969 Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, 1969, and… […]

McGeorge Bundy

McGeorge Bundy, 1962 New to the website are these two portraits of McGeorge Bundy. “Mac” Bundy served as United States National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon… […]

Apollo 11

Michael Collins, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, 1969 Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, 1969, and… […]

Lyndon B. Johnson

…had previously served as the 37th vice president from 1961 to 1963 under President John F. Kennedy. Johnson’s presidency began following the assassination of President Kennedy. Johnson’s domestic policy was… […]

Lyndon B. Johnson

Kennedy. Johnson’s presidency began following the assassination of President Kennedy. Johnson’s domestic policy was aimed to create programs that would expand civil rights, public broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid, aid to education… […]

Arthur Goldberg

…States, and the 6th United States Ambassador to the United Nations. He was born on this day, August 8, in 1908 (d. 1990). In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed… […]

Sargent Shriver

…was born on November 9, 1915 (d. 2011). Shriver was an American diplomat, politician, and activist. As the husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, he was part of the Kennedy family…. […]

I. M. Pei’s 100th Birthday

…Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Library and the addition to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Fragrant Hill Hotel outside Peking, or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame… […]

Dag Hammarskjold

…Secretary-General post, and is one of one of only four people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize. United States President John F. Kennedy called Hammarskjold “the greatest statesman of… […]

Lyndon Baines Johnson

…as Senator Johnson in 1960, and again in 1963, soon after Johnson was sworn in as President in the wake of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. See more LBJ…. […]

“American Portraits” in Dayton, Ohio

…Arden and Warren Buffett; architects Frank Lloyd Wright and I. M. Pei; first ladies Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Eleanor Roosevelt; and entertainment giants Walt Disney and Jim Henson, as well… […]

Supreme Court Justices

…segregation in public schools. He was later appointed to chair what became known as the Warren Commission, which was formed to investigate the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy…. […]

“American Portraits” at the Rockwell Museum

…including photographs of Georgia O’Keeffe, Jonas Salk, Marian Anderson, Elizabeth Arden, I.M. Pei, Helen Keller, Andy Warhol, Muhammad Ali, and first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt and Jacqueline Kennedy. The curator of… […]

Pyramide du Louvre

…enjoy,’ the Chinese-American architect told me. The appreciative millions who throng through his creative public buildings – the East Wing of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Library… […]

I. M. Pei, 1917-2019

…public buildings – the East Wing of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Library and the addition to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Fragrant Hill… […]

The International Spy Museum

…Cuban Missile Crisis mural, which features a profile image of John F. Kennedy by Yousuf Karsh. The mural is in the Analysis exhibit, and explores how leaders use intelligence. A… […]

Bill Clinton

…politics after meeting President John F. Kennedy at the White House when Clinton was a high school student. Karsh had closed his studio in Ottawa in 1992, aged 84, but… […]

Ruth Draper

…F. Kennedy‘s Speech on the Death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (April 4, 1968). From the Library of Congress: Ruth Draper (1884-1956) was an actress who specialized in solo… […]

TIME: 100 Women of the Year

…influential women who were often overshadowed. Other women who were photographed by Karsh and who are named in the 100 include Martha Graham, Queen Elizabeth II, Jacqueline Kennedy, Gloria Steinem,… […]

Inspire Like Churchill

…observation since cited by many including President Kennedy, journalist Edward R. Murrow said that during the Second World War, Winston Churchill “mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.”… […]

Ralph Bunche

…played a major role in numerous peacekeeping operations sponsored by the UN. In 1963, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President John F. Kennedy. Read more (Wikipedia)… […]

Cesar Chavez

…a revolution in fair wages, health benefits, and education.” Other busts on display in President Biden’s office include Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt and Robert F. Kennedy…. […]

Ralph Bunche

…played a major role in numerous peacekeeping operations sponsored by the UN. In 1963, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President John F. Kennedy. Read more (Wikipedia)…. […]

Ralph J. Bunche

…the decolonization process and numerous peacekeeping operations sponsored by the UN. In 1963, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President John F. Kennedy. At the UN, Bunche… […]

George Ball

Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 to 1966, and is remembered most as the only major dissenter against the escalation of the Vietnam War. His portrait is freshly added… […]

Mary Martin

…Trapp in The Sound of Music (1959). She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989. She was the mother of actor Larry Hagman. See another portrait of Mary Martin…. […]

Dag Hammarskjöld

…the “Congo Crisis” between 1960 and 1965. After Hammarskjöld’s death, U.S. president John F. Kennedy regretted that he had opposed UN policy in the Congo and said: “I realize now… […]

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