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Judy Garland

Judy Garland

The American actress, singer and dancer Judy Garland was born on this day, June 10, in 1992. […]

Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar was a French novelist and essayist who was born in Brussels on this day, June 8, in 1903. […]

Cornell Capa

Cornell Capa

Karsh photographed a handful of his fellow photographers. Robert Capa was photographed in 1981 and 1990. […]

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

Steinbeck’s first successful novel, “Tortilla Flat”, was published on this day, May 28, in 1935. […]

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru was an Indian independence activist and, subsequently, the first Prime Minister of India. […]

Betty Ford

Betty Ford

Newly added to the website are two portraits of Betty Ford. […]

Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson

British politician Harold Wilson died on this day, May 24, in 1995. […]

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

Another image freshly added to the website, American political activist and attorney Ralph Nader. […]

Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck

American jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck is new to the website. […]

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

“The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter” is out now from Crown/Random House. […]

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!” […]

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