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Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

March 30, 2020, marks the 29th anniversary of the assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan. […]

James Callaghan

James Callaghan

British politician James Callaghan was born on this day, March 27, in 1912. […]

Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk

On March 26, 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk went on CBS radio to announce his vaccine for poliomyelitis. […]

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim

In honor of Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday on March 22, we have added this portrait to our website. […]

Brian Mulroney

Brian Mulroney

Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada from 1984-1993, was born on this day, March 20, in 1939. […]

The Mountie

The Mountie

“Going through my parents’ wedding album… On the cover of the CPR dining car menu is a beautiful photo of a Mountie by Yousuf Karsh.” […]

Rudolph Nureyev

Rudolph Nureyev

Ballet dancer and choreographer Rudolph Nureyev was born on this day, March 17, in 1938.  […]

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

“The King of Comedy” Jerry Lewis was born on this day, March 16, in 1926. […]

Alexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming

Scottish biologist, physician, microbiologist, and pharmacologist Alexander Fleming died on this day, March 11, in 1955. […]

Clare Boothe Luce

Clare Boothe Luce

American author, politician, ambassador and public conservative figure Clare Boothe Luce was born on this day, March 10, in 1903. […]

Pearl Buck

Pearl Buck

Pearl Buck was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1938.  […]

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

This portrait of Albert Einstein is recognized as one of Mr. Karsh’s most iconic images. […]

American College of Cardiology

American College of Cardiology

“Cardiology” magazine features this portrait of Helen Taussig in their article “Pediatric Cardiology: A Specialty Spurred by the Groundbreaking Work of Women.” […]

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor was born on this day, February 27, in 1932. […]

John Glenn

John Glenn

February marks the 58th anniversary of John Glenn’s orbit of the Earth. […]

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

The French fashion designer Christian Dior was born on February 21, in 1905. […]

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Landscape photographer, environmentalist, and friend and colleague of Yousuf Karsh, Ansel Adams was born on this day, February 20, in 1902. […]

Justice Felix Frankfurter

Justice Felix Frankfurter

New to our digital archives: Felix Frankfurter, a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the United States Supreme Court. […]

Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day

Today is the Presidents’ Day federal holiday in the United States. Karsh photographed twelve United States Presidents, from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton. […]

Charles Schulz

Charles Schulz

On this day, February 12, in 2000, the world lost one of its most beloved cartoonists, Charles “Sparky” Schulz. […]

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Celebrating the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years in prison on February 11, 1990, we added this portrait of the great man to our online archive. […]

Harold MacMillan

Harold MacMillan

The Right Honorable Harold Macmillan was born on this day, February 10, in 1894. […]

King George VI

King George VI

On February 6, in 1952, Britain’s King George VI died and his eldest daughter Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II. […]

Flying Over Sunset

Flying Over Sunset

It’s 1957. You are at a beautiful beach house overlooking the Pacific. You’re there with Cary Grant, Clare Boothe Luce and Aldous Huxley and they are on an acid trip. […]

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

We licensed this portrait of Nelson Mandela to illustrate a poem for a book, sales of which will benefit the important work of Dublin Simon Community, Ireland. […]

John Updike

John Updike

American novelist, poet, short-story writer, and critic, John Updike died on this day, January 27, in 2009. […]

Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson

The world lost an icon on this day, January 23, in 1978 when Paul Robeson, American bass baritone, stage and film actor, and political activist, died.  […]

Estrellita Karsh

Estrellita Karsh

Mrs. Estrellita Karsh celebrates her 90th birthday this weekend, on January 19. Estrellita Nachbar met Yousuf Karsh in 1961. […]

Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929. In 1964, King became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in the U.S. […]

Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright is the 2019 Karsh Award winner and his exhibition opens on January 23, 2019, at the Karsh-Masson Gallery, in Ottawa’s City Hall. […]

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