The Bank of England chose Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh to appear on the front of its all-new polymer banknote, now in circulation across the UK.
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Italian-American composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti was born on this day, July 7, in 1911.
French-American actress and dancer Leslie Caron was born on this day, July 1, in 1931.
Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said today his country needs a “Rooseveltian” approach to the economy following the coronavirus pandemic.
Beloved American graphic designer Milton Glaser has died.
Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, has died.
Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten was born on June 25, 1900.
“Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President” focuses on the role popular music played when the former president ran for the White House.
American actress, singer, and dancer Judy Garland died on this day, June 22, in 1969.
One of Megerditch Tarakdjian’s works is a monument to Yousuf Karsh.
On June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela Nelson began a 27 year jail sentence.
On June 11, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave a speech declaring segregation as morally wrong.
99th birthday greetings to the United Kingdom’s Prince Philip.
Surrounded at Taliesin West by twenty-three of his apprentices, the founder of organic architecture brandished a cigarette he would later sheepishly cut out of his portraits.
Robert F. Kennedy addressed his supporters in Los Angeles shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, and upon leaving the address, he was shot three times.
Muhammad Ali died on this day, June 3, in 2016.
“My internet searches brought me to Mr. Karsh’s website, and the listing for my great grandfather’s sitting.”
Representing the last of pre-lockdown scanning we bring you Italian director and actor Vittorio De Sica.
John F. Kennedy was born on this day, May 29, in 1917.
Jawaharlal Nehru died on this day, May 27, in 1964.
Karsh photographed on some Hollywood movie sets in the 1960s and ’70s.
Russian nuclear physicist, dissident, Nobel laureate, and activist for disarmament, peace and human rights, Andrei Sakharov was born on this day in 1921.
Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died on this day, May 19, in 1994.
Freshly digitized, Lammot du Pont II was an American businessman who was the head of the du Pont family company.
The Ottawa Jewish Archives shared this fabulous portrait from their collection.
This portrait of Henry Kissinger illustrates a book review in this week’s “New Yorker”.
May 8, 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
“The Moderate Imagination: The Political Thought of John Updike and the Decline of New Deal Liberalism” is out now.
One True Podcast delves into all things related to Hemingway, his work, and his world.
The beloved British actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn was born on this day, May 4, in 1929.
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the International Churchill Society has launched a global competition inspired by the famous speeches of Britain’s wartime Prime Minister.
English conductor and impresario Thomas Beecham was born on this day, April 29, in 1879.
We heard an extraordinary story from a relative of two people who were photographed by Yousuf Karsh in the 1940s.
Thomas Campbell Clark was an American lawyer who served as United States Attorney General and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
“Mac” Bundy served as United States National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
American broadcast journalist Barbara Walters became the first female nightly network news anchor on this day in 1974.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 94th birthday today, April 21.
Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist Joan Miró was born on this day, April 20, in 1893.
Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, in 1947.
April 14 marks the anniversary of the first publication of John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel “The Grapes of Wrath.”