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Canada, a land of immigrants

Canada, a land of immigrants

Journalist Robert McGarvey wrote an article for Troy Media this week, reflecting on “the enormous contribution of newcomers to Canada.” It is Karsh’s immigration story that McGarvey uses to make his point. […]

Dag Hammarskjöld

Dag Hammarskjöld

New evidence has emerged linking an RAF veteran to the death in 1961 of the UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld in a mysterious plane crash in southern Africa. […]

Lenore Tawney

Lenore Tawney

By request from a client in the Netherlands, these two portraits of American fiber artist Lenore Tawney have been freshly scanned. […]

League of Nations, United Nations

League of Nations, United Nations

On January 10, 1920, the League of Nations was formally established when the Covenant of the League of Nations, ratified by 42 nations in 1919, took effect. […]

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon was born on this day, January 9, 1913. This double portrait was made and published in January 1969 as Nixon took office as the 37th president of the United States. […]

Adolph Gottlieb

Adolph Gottlieb

Hot off the scanner today is this beauty of abstract expressionist painter, sculptor and printmaker Adolph Gottlieb in his New York studio. […]

William Anders’ Earthrise

William Anders’ Earthrise

December 21, 2018, marked 50 years since Apollo 8 launched into space. During this mission, William Anders took the spectacular photograph that came to be known as “Earthrise”. […]

Portrait of a Princess

Portrait of a Princess

Royal Canadian Mint and the Estate of Yousuf Karsh are excited to announce this new limited edition silver coin available for sale. […]

Pearl Buck

Pearl Buck

Nobel Prizes are generally awarded today, December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. In 1938, Pearl Buck became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. […]

Bush, Baker and Karsh

Bush, Baker and Karsh

On January 6, 1982, Yousuf Karsh photographed George H. W. Bush, Vice President of the United States. Also present, and to be photographed, was Bush’s dear friend and colleague, James Baker, the White House Chief of Staff. […]

Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara

On this day, November 29, in 1967, Robert S. McNamara announced that he would resign as Secretary of Defense and become president of the World Bank. […]

Viscountess Astor

Viscountess Astor

Viscountess Astor was the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat, winning a by-election on November 28, 1919. […]

President Roosevelt and Thanksgiving Day in the United States

President Roosevelt and Thanksgiving Day in the United States

From the time of the Founding Fathers until the time of Lincoln, the date Thanksgiving was observed varied from state to state. In 1939, President Roosevelt signed a presidential proclamation changing the holiday to the next to last Thursday in November, for business reasons. […]

General Andrew McNaughton

General Andrew McNaughton

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the First World War ended, with Germany signing an armistice agreement with the Allies. […]

Gow Crapper

Gow Crapper

“I had never taken my camera into an industrial plant. Now I was not only to take my camera there but was to work for many days amid the smoke, fire and dust… The men in such an environment daily go about their works almost casually.” […]

Hans Hartung

Hans Hartung

This portrait of German-French painter Hans Hartung is fresh from the scanner.  […]

Halloween

Halloween

It came to our attention that this photograph of Marshall McLuhan is the inspiration for someone’s Halloween costume this year. […]

Colonel John Glenn

Colonel John Glenn

John Glenn returned to space on October 29, 1998, as a payload specialist on Space Shuttle Discovery, nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth.  […]

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Karsh had closed his studio in Ottawa in 1992, aged 84, but he traveled to the White House to photograph the new president, Bill Clinton, and Hillary, in 1993. […]

Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Churchill: Walking with Destiny

In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman and leader can finally be fully seen and understood. […]

Jerome Robbins

Jerome Robbins

Choreographer and director Jerome Robbins was born on October 11, in 1918, making this his centenary year.  […]

Charles Aznavour, 1924-2018

Charles Aznavour, 1924-2018

French-Armenian singer, lyricist, actor, public activist and diplomat Charles Aznavour left behind more than 1,200 songs, and sales of 180 million records. […]

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