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The Marshall Plan

The Marshall Plan

On this day, April 3, in 1948, President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, named after General George C. Marshall. […]

The King and I

The King and I

The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I premiered on this day, March 29, in 1951, at Broadway’s St. James Theatre. […]

“Loonshots”

“Loonshots”

Physicist Safi Bahcall’s new book “Loonshots” reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior and the challenges of nurturing radical breakthroughs. […]

Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Khrushchev

On this day, March 27, in 1958, Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev replaced Nicolay Bulganin as Soviet premier. […]

Princess Grace

Princess Grace

This portrait of Princess Grace dominates the cover of Australia’s Who magazine special collector’s edition. […]

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was an American diplomat and activist, and vocal supporter of the civil rights movement. […]

René Lévesque

René Lévesque

This portrait of René Lévesque, a minister of the government of Quebec, is included in a book about Canadian Supreme Court justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé. […]

The John Buchan Story Museum

The John Buchan Story Museum

John Buchan is a national figure within both a Scottish and UK context. Through his prolific writing and by his many and varied contributions to public life, he was a highly influential figure. […]

Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day

Karsh photographed twelve United States Presidents, from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton.  […]

René Arthur

René Arthur

Karsh photographed dozens of plays at the Dominion Drama Festival from 1933 to 1938. […]

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

On this day, February 11, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years in prison. […]

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson was born one hundred years ago today. Robinson is legendary in the United States for being the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. […]

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society has recently launched an extensive website, The Nabokovian, to celebrate the heritage of this great Russian-American writer.  […]

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

“Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico” opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on January 19, 2019, and runs through May 12, 2019. The exhibition was curated by Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Curator of Photographs. […]

Bauhaus at 100

Bauhaus at 100

The Bauhaus was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. […]

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. […]

George Guglielmo, Atlas Steel

George Guglielmo, Atlas Steel

The American Publicity Director of Atlas Steels approached Mr. Karsh in 1950, saying “that for years I had been glorifying the great of this world… what about trying my hands at glorifying the humble ones of the earth.”  […]

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay on this day, January 17, in 1942. […]

Hans Hartung in Demand

Hans Hartung in Demand

“After decades of inertia, the market for the great abstract artist Hans Hartung is gaining momentum thanks to support from leading galleries and museums.” […]

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”. […]

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