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Dr. Charles Herbert Best

Dr. Charles Herbert Best

As a 22-year-old medical student at the University of Toronto, Dr. Charles Herbert Best contributed to the discovery of insulin. […]

Isaac Stern

Isaac Stern

Isaac Stern would have celebrated his centenary this year – he was born on July 21, 1920. […]

Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary

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

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, 1969. […]

Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford

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. […]

Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller

American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist Buckminster Fuller was born 125 years ago. […]

Gabrielle Roy

Gabrielle Roy

This stunning portrait of Canadian author Gabrielle Roy is a new addition to the online archive. […]

Gian Carlo Menotti

Gian Carlo Menotti

Italian-American composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti was born on this day, July 7, in 1911. […]

Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron

French-American actress and dancer Leslie Caron was born on this day, July 1, in 1931. […]

The New Deal

The New Deal

Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said today his country needs a “Rooseveltian” approach to the economy following the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Judy Garland

Judy Garland

American actress, singer, and dancer Judy Garland died on this day, June 22, in 1969. […]

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Robert F. Kennedy

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. […]

Henry Schachte

Henry Schachte

“My internet searches brought me to Mr. Karsh’s website, and the listing for my great grandfather’s sitting.” […]

Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica

Representing the last of pre-lockdown scanning we bring you Italian director and actor Vittorio De Sica. […]

Roddy McDowall

Roddy McDowall

Karsh photographed on some Hollywood movie sets in the 1960s and ’70s. […]

Andrei Sakharov

Andrei Sakharov

Russian nuclear physicist, dissident, Nobel laureate, and activist for disarmament, peace and human rights, Andrei Sakharov was born on this day in 1921. […]

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. […]

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