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Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, in 1917. Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. […]

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist Margaret Atwood turned 80 this week. […]

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru

The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, was born on this day, November 14, in 1889. […]

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

In an interview with the BBC earlier this month, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned that current tension between Russia and the West is putting the world in “colossal danger” due to the threat from nuclear weapons.  […]

Albert Camus

Albert Camus

French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus was born on this day, November 7, in 1913. […]

Perkins and Will

Perkins and Will

Perkins and Will established their global architecture and design firm in 1935. […]

Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite

Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite was born on this day, November 4, in 1916. […]

Charles Schultz

Charles Schultz

Happy Halloween to “Peanuts” fans thinking about “The Great Pumpkin” today. […]

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali became the heavyweight champion of the world for the second time on this day in 1974, when he knocked out George Foreman. […]

Baruj Benacerraf

Baruj Benacerraf

Baruj Benacerraf was born on this day in 1920. He was a Venezuelan-American immunologist. […]

Archives Canada

Archives Canada

A mystery is solved thanks to our wonderful colleagues at Archives Canada, where the Karsh Fonds are held. […]

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, who was the first African-American to play in US major league baseball, died on this day, October 24, in 1972. […]

Earl Warren

Earl Warren

October 5th marks the anniversary of Earl Warren’s swearing-in as the 14th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. […]

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

James Earl Carter Jr. was born on this day, October 1, in 1924. […]

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

Actress, singer, and animal rights activist Brigitte “B.B.” Bardot, turned 85 on September 28. […]

60 Minutes

60 Minutes

“60 Minutes” debuted on American television in September, 1968. […]

Jim Henson

Jim Henson

The creative genius Jim Henson was born on this day, September 24, in 1936. […]

Harold Prince

Harold Prince

New to the digital archives is this beautiful scan of the one and only Harold Prince. […]

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren

Actress and singer Sophia Loren was born on this day, September 20, in 1934. […]

Reflection: 180 Years in Photography

Reflection: 180 Years in Photography

“Reflection: 180 Years in Photography” opened in August at The Ellen Noel Art Museum in Odessa, Texas, and includes two original photographs by Yousuf Karsh. […]

Pierre Soulages: A Century

Pierre Soulages: A Century

The Lévy Gorvy Gallery in New York is pleased to announce “Pierre Soulages: A Century”, an exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of France’s foremost living artist […]

John L. Lewis

John L. Lewis

In honor of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, we present John L. Lewis, an American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960. […]

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

Fifty-six years ago, in August, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. […]

C.C.F. Founding Members

C.C.F. Founding Members

In 1938 Karsh photographed founding members of the C.C.F, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, a democratic socialist political party in Canada. […]

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, was born on this day, August 26, in 1910. […]

Harold Prince, 1928-2019

Harold Prince, 1928-2019

American theatrical producer and director Harold “Hal” Prince died last month. Prince is associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century. […]

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

Comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian, Jerry Lewis, died on this day, August 20, in 2017. […]

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