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Marx Brothers

Marx Brothers

“They had as wonderful a time with me as their willing and hapless victim as I did relishing their antics.” […]

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister on this day, May 4, in 1979. […]

James McIntosh

James McIntosh

“You know, Mr. Karsh, the one that I would like you to photograph is not myself so much as my faithful aide.” […]

Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta

The conductor Zubin Mehta was born on this day, April 29, in 1936. […]

Kawabata Yasunari

Kawabata Yasunari

Dogū are small humanoid and animal figurines made during the later part of the Jōmon period of prehistoric Japan. […]

Prince Philip in Print

Prince Philip in Print

Magazines and newspapers around the world published Karsh photographs upon the announcement of Prince Philip’s death earlier this month. […]

Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II

Great Britain’s longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, Elizabeth II, is 95 today. […]

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Adenauer was a German statesman who served as the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1949 to 1963. […]

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, in 1947. […]

Canada’s Storytellers

Canada’s Storytellers

“Canada’s Storytellers: the Governor General’s Literary Award Laureates” is out now from University of Ottawa Press. […]

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

On this day in 1963, Gregory Peck won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film “To Kill a Mockingbird.” […]

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

Rare special permission was granted to editor Michael Karlen to create a color version of a black and white portrait of Mikhail Gorbachev. […]

James Watson

James Watson

American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist James Watson was born on this day in 1928. […]

Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill’s “Happy End”. Comedy with music, in three acts. […]

Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe

Professional Canadian ice hockey player Gordie Howe was born on March 31, 1928. […]

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin, the Russian pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space, died at just 34 years old on March 27, in 1968. […]

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

Feminist, journalist, and social political activist Gloria Steinem was born on this day, March 25, in 1934. […]

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

“Look who I have with me,” she cried triumphantly, “Michael Karsh Taylor!” […]

Josef Albers

Josef Albers

Josef Albers was a German-born artist and educator, born on March 19, 1888. […]

James Stewart

James Stewart

Photographed towards the end of Mr. Karsh’s career, the “American Legends” series included more than 50 great names. […]

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein was born on March 14, in 1879. […]

“Hemingway”

“Hemingway”

We are very pleased to announce our partnership with the creators of the new three-part, six-hour series “Hemingway.” […]

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

This portrait of Joan Crawford with one of her poodles has been freshly added to the website. […]

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller

Karsh photographed Arthur Miller for Karsh’s 1992 book “American Legends.” […]

Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling, born February 28, 1901, was an American chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, peace activist, author, and educator. […]

Corazon Aquino

Corazon Aquino

Corazon Aquino was a Filipino politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, becoming the first woman to hold that office. […]

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

On February 24, 2008, after nearly 50 years in power, Fidel Castro retired as President of Cuba. […]

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