Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Agnes Macphail

Agnes MacPhail
Agnes Macphail, 1934

Agnes Macphail (1890-1954) was the first woman elected to the Canadian House of Commons and one of the first two women elected to the Ontario legislature. She served as a Member of Parliament from 1921 to 1940; from 1943 to 1945 and again from 1948 to 1951, she served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Macphail was photographed by Karsh on this day, May 15, in 1934. This print, signed by both photographer and sitter, is from the collection at the Library and Archives, Canada.