In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the International Churchill Society has launched a global competition inspired by the famous speeches of Britain’s wartime Prime Minister.
English conductor and impresario Thomas Beecham was born on this day, April 29, in 1879.
We heard an extraordinary story from a relative of two people who were photographed by Yousuf Karsh in the 1940s.
Thomas Campbell Clark was an American lawyer who served as United States Attorney General and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
“Mac” Bundy served as United States National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
American broadcast journalist Barbara Walters became the first female nightly network news anchor on this day in 1974.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 94th birthday today, April 21.
Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist Joan Miró was born on this day, April 20, in 1893.
April 14 marks the anniversary of the first publication of John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel “The Grapes of Wrath.”
Freshly scanned is this portrait of Dr. William Coolidge.
French “New Wave” actor Jean-Paul Belmondo was born on this day, April 9, in 1933.
The world lost the prolific Pablo Picasso on this day, April 8, in 1973.
Dr. Robert Debré is a freshly scanned new addition to the website.
The original Broadway production of “Oklahoma!” opened on March 31, 1943.
March 30, 2020, marks the 29th anniversary of the assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan.
British politician James Callaghan was born on this day, March 27, in 1912.
On March 26, 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk went on CBS radio to announce his vaccine for poliomyelitis.
Gloria Steinem was born on this day, March 25, in 1934.
In honor of Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday on March 22, we have added this portrait to our website.
Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada from 1984-1993, was born on this day, March 20, in 1939.
“Going through my parents’ wedding album… On the cover of the CPR dining car menu is a beautiful photo of a Mountie by Yousuf Karsh.”
Ballet dancer and choreographer Rudolph Nureyev was born on this day, March 17, in 1938.
“The King of Comedy” Jerry Lewis was born on this day, March 16, in 1926.
Scottish biologist, physician, microbiologist, and pharmacologist Alexander Fleming died on this day, March 11, in 1955.
American author, politician, ambassador and public conservative figure Clare Boothe Luce was born on this day, March 10, in 1903.
TIME magazine has created a list of 100 Women of the Year.
Pearl Buck was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1938.
This portrait of Albert Einstein is recognized as one of Mr. Karsh’s most iconic images.
“Cardiology” magazine features this portrait of Helen Taussig in their article “Pediatric Cardiology: A Specialty Spurred by the Groundbreaking Work of Women.”
Hosni Mubarak was an Egyptian military and political leader who served as the fourth president of Egypt.
British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor was born on this day, February 27, in 1932.
February marks the 58th anniversary of John Glenn’s orbit of the Earth.
Landscape photographer, environmentalist, and friend and colleague of Yousuf Karsh, Ansel Adams was born on this day, February 20, in 1902.
The exhibition “LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography” opens this week. Karsh photographs featured on more than 20 LIFE covers during his lifetime.
New to our digital archives: Felix Frankfurter, a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the United States Supreme Court.
Today is the Presidents’ Day federal holiday in the United States. Karsh photographed twelve United States Presidents, from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton.
On this day, February 12, in 2000, the world lost one of its most beloved cartoonists, Charles “Sparky” Schulz.
Celebrating the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years in prison on February 11, 1990, we added this portrait of the great man to our online archive.
The Right Honorable Harold Macmillan was born on this day, February 10, in 1894.
On February 6, in 1952, Britain’s King George VI died and his eldest daughter Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II.