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Edwin Land

Edwin Land

Edwin Herbert Land was born on this day, May 7, in 1909. He is best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. […]

J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover

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.  […]

Notre Dame de Namur University Chapel

Notre Dame de Namur University Chapel

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. […]

New York World’s Fair

New York World’s Fair

David Sarnoff, then president of RCA, chose to introduce television to the mass public at the RCA pavilion. […]

Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta

Conductor Zubin Mehta was born on this day, April 29, in 1936. […]

Studio 54

Studio 54

New York’s notorious nightclub, Studio 54, opened on this day, April 26, in 1977. Rudolph Nureyev was a regular. […]

Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on this day, April 21, in 1926.  […]

Bernard Baruch

Bernard Baruch

American financier, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant Bernard Baruch coined the term “Cold War” on this day, April 16, in 1947 […]

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin

On this day, April 12, in 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space.  […]

F. E. L. Coombs

F. E. L. Coombs

Diane Coombs, a former journalist, learned that her grandfather, the late F. E. L. Coombs, had been photographed by Karsh.  […]

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Britain’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, died on this day, April 8, in 2013.  […]

The Marshall Plan

The Marshall Plan

On this day, April 3, in 1948, President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, named after General George C. Marshall. […]

The King and I

The King and I

The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I premiered on this day, March 29, in 1951, at Broadway’s St. James Theatre. […]

“Loonshots”

“Loonshots”

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. […]

Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Khrushchev

On this day, March 27, in 1958, Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev replaced Nicolay Bulganin as Soviet premier. […]

Princess Grace

Princess Grace

This portrait of Princess Grace dominates the cover of Australia’s Who magazine special collector’s edition. […]

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was an American diplomat and activist, and vocal supporter of the civil rights movement. […]

René Lévesque

René Lévesque

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. […]

The John Buchan Story Museum

The John Buchan Story Museum

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. […]

Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day

Karsh photographed twelve United States Presidents, from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton.  […]

René Arthur

René Arthur

Karsh photographed dozens of plays at the Dominion Drama Festival from 1933 to 1938. […]

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

On this day, February 11, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years in prison. […]

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

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. […]

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

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

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

“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. […]

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