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Hugh Hefner, 1926-2017

Hugh Hefner, 1926-2017

Hugh Hefner, editor-in-chief and publisher of Playboy magazine, and founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, has died. […]

Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk

Relationships with the relatives and estates of Yousuf Karsh’s subjects can turn up interesting stories and personal photos, and lead to new uses of the images. […]

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

After Lyndon B. Johnson was elected president in 1964, the stage was set for the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. […]

Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hammarskjold was the youngest person to ever have held the United Nations Secretary-General post, and is one of only four people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize. […]

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

On this day, August 30, in 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. […]

Jerry Lewis, 1926-2017

Jerry Lewis, 1926-2017

Jerry Lewis has died at home in Las Vegas at the age of 91. Yousuf Karsh photographed Lewis in 1974 for Lewis’s Muscular Dystrophy annual Labor Day telethon. […]

Ford of Canada: Gow Crapper

Ford of Canada: Gow Crapper

This image, known as Rear Window, features Ford of Canada factory worker Gow Crapper. Karsh spent two weeks at Ford of Canada’s Windsor plant in 1951, and produced some of his best industrial photographs. […]

Dr. Helen Taussig

Dr. Helen Taussig

Dr. Helen Taussig is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, in Cambridge, Mass. This portrait is now being used to illustrate her biography on the cemetery’s website. […]

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born on August 6, 1928. Warhol was once advised by an art teacher to paint what he liked, which happened to be rather ordinary things. […]

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Yousuf Karsh photographed Princess Grace in 1956, wearing this dress by Dior. The image is included in the new exhibition “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.” […]

Château Laurier – A Splendid Century

Château Laurier – A Splendid Century

Yousuf Karsh lived and worked at the Château Laurier for 19 years and his photographs hang in their Reading Lounge and the Karsh Suite. A new book by author Kevin J. Holland about the hotel’s past titled “Château Laurier – A Splendid Century” is out now. […]

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. […]

Emil Schram and Sons

Emil Schram and Sons

An inquiry came in from someone who had been searching for years for a copy of this photograph of Emil Schram with his three sons. […]

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage

“Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage” opens July 31, 2017, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition highlights the principal role that music and dance played in Marc Chagall’s artistic practice. […]

Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Helen Keller was born on this day, June 27, in 1880. “On first looking into her blind but seeing eyes, I said to myself of this woman who had no sight or hearing since the age of three, ‘Her light comes from within.’” […]

Heroes of World War II

Heroes of World War II

“Heroes of World War II: Men and Women Who Put Their Lives on the Line” is a new publication from LIFE Books that features important figures from the period. […]

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams

Library and Archives Canada, in collaboration with Canada 150 Federal Secretariat of Canadian Heritage, includes this portrait of Bryan Adams in their series of 365 historical fact capsules. […]

MomenTO Canada

MomenTO Canada

“In celebration of Canada 150, MomenTO highlights people, places and events from 1867 to 2017 that are significant to the history of Canada and Toronto.” […]

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

On this day, June 2, in 1953, Princess Elizabeth was formally crowned Queen Elizabeth II. This informal family portrait was made in 1951, and shows the then-Princess with her husband Prince Philip and their young children. […]

LIFE Magazine: John F. Kennedy Cover, 1961

LIFE Magazine: John F. Kennedy Cover, 1961

This LIFE magazine cover from August, 1961, featured a Karsh portrait of the 35th President of the United States. Karsh made this photograph of John F. Kennedy in 1960, when Kennedy was still a senator. […]

Wing Officer Willa Walker

Wing Officer Willa Walker

Our friends at the Canadian War Museum have this lovely photograph of Wing Officer Willa Walker in their collection, and it is currently on display as part of the traveling exhibition “World War Women /Grandes Guerres. Grandes Femmes.” […]

Ottawa Citizen: The Capital Builders

Ottawa Citizen: The Capital Builders

“In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Ottawa Citizen is rolling out one fact each day for 150 days until July 1, highlighting the odd, the fascinating and the important bits of Ottawa history you might not know about.” […]

John F. Kennedy’s 100th Birthday

John F. Kennedy’s 100th Birthday

John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917. The 35th President of the United States, 1961-1963, was the youngest man elected to the office. The JFK Library is commemorating his centennial during the month of May. […]

The Eisenhower Memorial Commission

The Eisenhower Memorial Commission

The Estate is pleased to partner with the Eisenhower Memorial Commission in their ongoing work to memorialize the 34th US President on the National Mall. […]

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