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Edward Kennedy

Edward Kennedy

American lawyer and politician Edward “Ted” Kennedy died on this day, August 25, in 2009. […]

René Lévesque

René Lévesque

Canadian politician and journalist René Lévesque was born on this day, August 24, in 1922. […]

Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell

Look closely, and you can see Rockwell’s sketches of Karsh as he set up his cameras and lighting. […]

Warren K. Cook

Warren K. Cook

Warren K. Cook was photographed on January 31, 1945, one of 243 Sitters listed in Mr. Karsh’s records for that year. […]

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie

The jazz musician posed in 1990, for Karsh’s “American Legends” project. […]

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock was photographed in 1960, the same year he released his masterpiece, “Psycho.” […]

Omar Bradley

Omar Bradley

On August 11, 1949, US President Harry Truman appointed Omar Bradley the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. […]

Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution

America’s Smithsonian Institution was established 175 years ago today, in 1846, with funds from the Englishman James Smithson. […]

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

The Summer 2021 issue of “Humanities,” the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, features an article about Eleanor Roosevelt’s writing career. […]

Apple Macintosh

Apple Macintosh

In 1985, Yousuf Karsh was assigned to photograph a group of creatives for “Apple Canada, Inc.” […]

Summer

Summer

It is worth taking a few minutes (or hours) to search the Library and Archives of Canada’s online collection for early Karsh images. […]

Harry Truman

Harry Truman

Truman signed Executive Order 9981 on July 26, 1948, calling for the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces. […]

Bob Hope

Bob Hope

In 1959 and 1960, Karsh photographed more than a dozen public figures for “TV Guide.” […]

Clement Attlee

Clement Attlee

The results of the 1945 United Kingdom general election were declared on July 26, with Labor’s Clement Attlee winning a landslide victory. […]

Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary

New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist, Edmund Hillary was born on this day, July 20, in 1919.  […]

Stephen Leacock

Stephen Leacock

With my usual impatience I jumped into the motorboat. “No, no,” Leacock shouted. “We’re going out in the canoe. I’ll paddle.”  […]

Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson

England has not won a major football tournament since winning the World Cup in 1966, when Harold Wilson was Prime Minister. […]

Nelson Rockefeller

Nelson Rockefeller

American businessman and politician Nelson Rockefeller was born on this day, July 8, in 1908. […]

Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King

This portrait of the American former World No. 1 professional tennis player Billie Jean King is newly added to the database. […]

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

The United States Supreme Court’s first African-American justice, Thurgood Marshall, was born on July 2, in 1908. […]

Canada Day

Canada Day

Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday which celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867. […]

Vannevar Bush

Vannevar Bush

American engineer, inventor and science administrator, Vannevar Bush, died on this day, June 28, in 1974. […]

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

On June 24, in 1901, Pablo Picasso held his first major exhibition. […]

Michel Platini

Michel Platini

Portugal’s star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken France’s Michel Platini as the record goalscorer at the European Championships. […]

Judy Garland

Judy Garland

The American actress, singer and dancer Judy Garland was born on this day, June 10, in 1992. […]

Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar was a French novelist and essayist who was born in Brussels on this day, June 8, in 1903. […]

Cornell Capa

Cornell Capa

Karsh photographed a handful of his fellow photographers. Robert Capa was photographed in 1981 and 1990. […]

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