Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Canadian Citizenship

Yousuf Karsh Canadian Passport

In 1945, Karsh became naturalized Canadian citizen number 10 and was given a passport. The Canadian Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, invited one representative from each of the 10 provinces to receive the first passports, nominating Karsh as the representative from Ontario. In 1995 Karsh was invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian passport; he was the only honoree still living.