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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On August 11, 1949, US President Harry Truman appointed Omar Bradley the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
31st president of the United States Herbert Hoover was born on August 10, in 1874.
Andy Warhol was once advised by an art teacher to paint what he liked, which happened to be rather ordinary things.
NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong was born on this day, August 5, in 1930.
The latest series of “War Of The Worlds” will be the first UK television drama series to get cameras rolling in the pandemic era.
On July 30, 1965, US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law.
Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was born on this day, July 28, in 1929.
As a 22-year-old medical student at the University of Toronto, Dr. Charles Herbert Best contributed to the discovery of insulin.
Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish-American writer in Yiddish.
Isaac Stern would have celebrated his centenary this year – he was born on July 21, 1920.
New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist, Edmund Hillary was born on this day, July 20, in 1919.
Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite died on this day, July 17, in 2009.
Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, 1969.
Gerald Ford was born on this day, July 14, in 1913. Ford is one of the twelve US presidents – from Hoover to Clinton – who were photographed by Karsh.
American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist Buckminster Fuller was born 125 years ago.
Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida celebrated her 93rd birthday last week.
This stunning portrait of Canadian author Gabrielle Roy is a new addition to the online archive.
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.