Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Agnes Macphail

Agnes MacPhail
Agnes Macphail, 1934

In the April 3rd, 2017, issue of Macleans, Christine Sismondo wrote an article titled “The history and lessons of those ‘lock her up’ chants. What history – including the career of Agnes Macphail – can tell us about this fraught moment for women in politics.”

Ms. Macphail was the first woman elected to the Canadian House of Commons and one of the first two women elected to the Ontario legislature. She was photographed by Karsh in May, 1934. This photograph, signed by both, is from the collection at the Library and Archives, Canada.

Read the article in Macleans.