Edwin Herbert Land was born on this day, May 7, in 1909. He is best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation.
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J. Edgar Hoover died on this day, May 2, in 1972. He was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States.
Taking his place on a banner at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California, is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., representing the University’s core value of Justice.
David Sarnoff, then president of RCA, chose to introduce television to the mass public at the RCA pavilion.
Conductor Zubin Mehta was born on this day, April 29, in 1936.
New York’s notorious nightclub, Studio 54, opened on this day, April 26, in 1977. Rudolph Nureyev was a regular.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on this day, April 21, in 1926.
American financier, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant Bernard Baruch coined the term “Cold War” on this day, April 16, in 1947
The Christian Dior museum is one of the only Museums of France dedicated to a couturier.
On this day, April 12, in 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space.
Diane Coombs, a former journalist, learned that her grandfather, the late F. E. L. Coombs, had been photographed by Karsh.
At the urging of Eleanor Roosevelt, Harold Ickes permitted Marian Anderson to perform at the Lincoln Memorial on April 9, 1939.
Ravi Shankar was born on this day, April 8, in 1920.
Britain’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, died on this day, April 8, in 2013.
Charlton Heston died on this day, April 5, in 2008.
On this day, April 3, in 1948, President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, named after General George C. Marshall.
William A. M. Burden was Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Air in 1943.
A restoration centre to preserve the work of Ernest Hemingway has opened in Cuba.
I. M. Pei’s glass and metal pyramid, the Pyramide du Louvre, is thirty years old.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I premiered on this day, March 29, in 1951, at Broadway’s St. James Theatre.
Physicist Safi Bahcall’s new book “Loonshots” reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior and the challenges of nurturing radical breakthroughs.
On this day, March 27, in 1958, Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev replaced Nicolay Bulganin as Soviet premier.
This portrait of Princess Grace dominates the cover of Australia’s Who magazine special collector’s edition.
Eleanor Roosevelt was an American diplomat and activist, and vocal supporter of the civil rights movement.
This portrait of René Lévesque, a minister of the government of Quebec, is included in a book about Canadian Supreme Court justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé.
This Karsh portrait of Sir Edmund Hillary is in the Auckland Museum’s collection.
John Buchan is a national figure within both a Scottish and UK context. Through his prolific writing and by his many and varied contributions to public life, he was a highly influential figure.
Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Kirsty Buchanan gives an overview of the exhibition and Karsh’s contribution to the art world.
Karsh photographed twelve United States Presidents, from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton.
Among the Karsh-related activities at the Rockwell Museum is a quiz: Which Karsh subject do you most identify with?
Karsh photographed dozens of plays at the Dominion Drama Festival from 1933 to 1938.
On this day, February 11, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years in prison.
Ronald Reagan was born on this day, February 6, in 1911.
The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s traveling Karsh exhibition, “American Portraits”, opens at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY, on February 8.
Jackie Robinson was born one hundred years ago today. Robinson is legendary in the United States for being the first African American to play in Major League Baseball.
Jamie Bernstein and Steve J. Sherman’s book “Leonard Bernstein 100: The Masters Photograph the Maestro” is out on the shelves now.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society has recently launched an extensive website, The Nabokovian, to celebrate the heritage of this great Russian-American writer.
“Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico” opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on January 19, 2019, and runs through May 12, 2019. The exhibition was curated by Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Curator of Photographs.