On March 26, 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk went on CBS radio to announce his vaccine for poliomyelitis.
Jonas Salk was born on this day, October 28, in 1914.
“At the age of forty, Jonas Salk became the most beloved scientist in America. He was probably the most beloved scientist the world has ever seen.”
On this day, April 26, in 1954, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine began field trials.
Relationships with the relatives and estates of Yousuf Karsh’s subjects can turn up interesting stories and personal photos, and lead to new uses of the images.
The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s traveling Karsh exhibition, “American Portraits”, opens at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY, on February 8.
On this day, January 3, in 1938, Roosevelt founded the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (March of Dimes) leading to the development of polio vaccines.
The Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables is hosting the exhibition from now through January 20, 2019.
Dayton Art Institute is the only midwest stop for the traveling “American Portraits” exhibition, and it closes soon, on September 16, 2018.
“In celebration of a major gift to its collection of more than 100 portraits created by renowned photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002), the National Portrait Gallery presents the exhibition “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits.”