Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was born on this day, July 28, in 1929.
As a 22-year-old medical student at the University of Toronto, Dr. Charles Herbert Best contributed to the discovery of insulin.
Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish-American writer in Yiddish.
Isaac Stern would have celebrated his centenary this year – he was born on July 21, 1920.
New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist, Edmund Hillary was born on this day, July 20, in 1919.
Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite died on this day, July 17, in 2009.
Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, 1969.
Gerald Ford was born on this day, July 14, in 1913. Ford is one of the twelve US presidents – from Hoover to Clinton – who were photographed by Karsh.
American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist Buckminster Fuller was born 125 years ago.
Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida celebrated her 93rd birthday last week.
This stunning portrait of Canadian author Gabrielle Roy is a new addition to the online archive.
Italian-American composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti was born on this day, July 7, in 1911.
French-American actress and dancer Leslie Caron was born on this day, July 1, in 1931.
Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said today his country needs a “Rooseveltian” approach to the economy following the coronavirus pandemic.
Beloved American graphic designer Milton Glaser has died.
Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, has died.
Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten was born on June 25, 1900.
“Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President” focuses on the role popular music played when the former president ran for the White House.
American actress, singer, and dancer Judy Garland died on this day, June 22, in 1969.
One of Megerditch Tarakdjian’s works is a monument to Yousuf Karsh.
On June 12, 1964, Nelson Mandela Nelson began a 27 year jail sentence.
On June 11, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave a speech declaring segregation as morally wrong.
99th birthday greetings to the United Kingdom’s Prince Philip.
Surrounded at Taliesin West by twenty-three of his apprentices, the founder of organic architecture brandished a cigarette he would later sheepishly cut out of his portraits.
Robert F. Kennedy addressed his supporters in Los Angeles shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, and upon leaving the address, he was shot three times.
Muhammad Ali died on this day, June 3, in 2016.
“My internet searches brought me to Mr. Karsh’s website, and the listing for my great grandfather’s sitting.”
Representing the last of pre-lockdown scanning we bring you Italian director and actor Vittorio De Sica.
John F. Kennedy was born on this day, May 29, in 1917.
Jawaharlal Nehru died on this day, May 27, in 1964.
Karsh photographed on some Hollywood movie sets in the 1960s and ’70s.
Russian nuclear physicist, dissident, Nobel laureate, and activist for disarmament, peace and human rights, Andrei Sakharov was born on this day in 1921.
Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died on this day, May 19, in 1994.
Freshly digitized, Lammot du Pont II was an American businessman who was the head of the du Pont family company.
The Ottawa Jewish Archives shared this fabulous portrait from their collection.
This portrait of Henry Kissinger illustrates a book review in this week’s “New Yorker”.
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.
“The Moderate Imagination: The Political Thought of John Updike and the Decline of New Deal Liberalism” is out now.
One True Podcast delves into all things related to Hemingway, his work, and his world.
The beloved British actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn was born on this day, May 4, in 1929.