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Lammot du Pont II

Lammot du Pont II

Freshly digitized, Lammot du Pont II was an American businessman who was the head of the du Pont family company. […]

Lilian Levine

Lilian Levine

The Ottawa Jewish Archives shared this fabulous portrait from their collection. […]

Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger

This portrait of Henry Kissinger illustrates a book review in this week’s “New Yorker”. […]

VE Day

VE Day

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. […]

One True Podcast

One True Podcast

One True Podcast delves into all things related to Hemingway, his work, and his world. […]

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

The beloved British actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn was born on this day, May 4, in 1929. […]

Inspire Like Churchill

Inspire Like Churchill

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. […]

Sir Thomas Beecham

Sir Thomas Beecham

English conductor and impresario Thomas Beecham was born on this day, April 29, in 1879. […]

Justice Tom C. Clark

Justice Tom C. Clark

Thomas Campbell Clark was an American lawyer who served as United States Attorney General and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. […]

McGeorge Bundy

McGeorge Bundy

“Mac” Bundy served as United States National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. […]

Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters

American broadcast journalist Barbara Walters became the first female nightly network news anchor on this day in 1974. […]

Joan Miró

Joan Miró

Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist Joan Miró was born on this day, April 20, in 1893. […]

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. […]

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

April 14 marks the anniversary of the first publication of John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel “The Grapes of Wrath.” […]

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

The world lost the prolific Pablo Picasso on this day, April 8, in 1973. […]

James Watson

James Watson

American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist James Watson was born on this day in 1928. […]

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.” […]

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