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The Robert Simpson Company

The Robert Simpson Company

During wartime, Canadian retailers did their best to support the war effort at home by selling war bonds and supporting enlisted staff. […]

In Pursuit of Happiness

In Pursuit of Happiness

The exhibition “Happiness, In Pursuit of Happiness” will include this wonderful portrait of William Holder, a sailmaker of some 60 years, in his loft in St. John, New Brunswick. […]

Max Stern

Max Stern

A controversy surrounding an exhibition in Düsseldorf arose recently and led to the cancellation of “Max Stern: From Dusseldorf to Montreal.” […]

Winston Churchill: Darkest Hour

Winston Churchill: Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman stars in the latest film about Winston Churchill, Darkest Hour, which is out now in the US and coming to the UK in the new year. […]

Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle

On this day, December 21, in 1958, Charles de Gaulle was elected as the first president of the Fifth Republic of France. […]

Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada

In the 1930s, Karsh was in Ottawa photographing the general public, including weddings, children, pets and passport photos, in amongst local dignitaries, and productions of the Ottawa Little Theatre. […]

The Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize

On this day, December 10, in 1901, on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. The philanthropist left the bulk of his estate to establish the annual Prize. […]

Yousuf Karsh at Reindeer Station

Yousuf Karsh at Reindeer Station

Yousuf Karsh is seen here at Reindeer Station, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, in photos taken by Reverend Ralph Gibson in the early 1950s. Both men were there for an annual reindeer round-up. […]

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company

Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, installed the first moving assembly line for mass production on this day, December 1, in 1913. This enabled Ford to produce a more affordable automobile. […]

Camera Press at 70: The Documentary

Camera Press at 70: The Documentary

Founded in 1947 by photographer Tom Blau, Camera Press celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. It is one of the world’s leading independent picture agencies with a long and distinguished history, representing the work of iconic photographic legends as well as modern masters. […]

The Warren Commission

The Warren Commission

On this day, November 29, in 1963, one week after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Warren Commission. Leading the investigation into the assassination was Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. […]

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

On this day, November 22, in 1990, Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation. The first woman prime minister in British history was elected in 1979 and was the longest-serving British PM of the 20th century. […]

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is now a reality: a café has opened at Tiffany’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. […]

Irving Penn

Irving Penn

This year, 2017, is the centenary of the birth of master photographer Irving Penn. […]

Jim Henson: Sesame Street

Jim Henson: Sesame Street

The educational children’s television program Sesame Street debuted on this day, November 10, in 1969, and featured Jim Henson’s Muppets. […]

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

On this day, November 8, in 1960, John F. Kennedy became the youngest man ever to be elected president of the United States. […]

Albert Camus

Albert Camus

French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus was born on this day, November 7, in 1913. […]

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

On this day, November 5, in 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was re-elected President of the United States for an unprecedented third term. […]

André Malraux

André Malraux

French novelist and art theorist André Malraux was born on this day, November 3, in 1901. […]

Jascha Heifetz

Jascha Heifetz

The Estate received an inquiry from someone who owns a print of Jascha Heifetz. […]

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

A biography of Joan Crawford has just been released by Simon and Schuster. […]

H. G. Wells: War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells: War of the Worlds

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles supposedly caused a nationwide panic with a radio broadcast of his adaptation of H. G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds”. […]

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was born on this day, October 25, in 1881. Picasso was photographed by Karsh at Villa La Galloise, in July of 1954. […]

Vannevar Bush

Vannevar Bush

Vannevar Bush was photographed by Karsh in 1950, the year legislation to create the National Science Foundation passed through Congress and was signed into law by President Truman. […]

Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury was born on this day, October 16, in 1925, which makes her just 21 years old in this portrait. […]

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

On this day, October 15, in 1990, Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his leading role in the peace process which today characterizes important parts of the international community.” […]

Elixir

Elixir

From the very beginning of his career, Karsh was photographing almost daily. His work included weddings, passport photos, children and pets, dignitaries, as well as the theatre and some advertising. During this period, he was also experimenting with optics and Surrealism. […]

Francois Mauriac

Francois Mauriac

Francois Mauriac, novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1952, was born on this day, October 11, in 1885. […]

Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving

On January 31, 1957, the Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey issued a proclamation stating: “A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on the second Monday in October.” […]

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings

If you aren’t familiar with the great British-born American tastemaker and furniture designer of the mid 1900s who established a style of decorating for the new post-war American home, I can tell you that his name is code for “fabulous, cool and very expensive.” […]

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

“The experience of photographing actors on the stage with stage lighting was exhilarating. The unlimited possibilities of artificial light overwhelmed me.” […]

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