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Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

On March 15, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress to urge the passage of legislation guaranteeing voting rights for all. […]

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

“At Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, I found Einstein a simple, kindly, almost childlike man…” […]

Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber was an American composer, pianist, conductor, baritone, and music educator. […]

Sir Alexander Fleming

Sir Alexander Fleming

Sir Alexander Fleming was a Scottish physician and microbiologist, best known for discovering the world’s first broadly effective antibiotic substance. […]

James Watson

James Watson

On February 28, 1953, Cambridge University scientists James Watson and Francis Crick announced that they had determined the double-helix structure of DNA. […]

Corazon Aquino

Corazon Aquino

Aquino was a Filipino politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines. […]

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez was an American labor leader and civil rights activist. […]

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

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

W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden

British-American poet W. H. Auden was born on this day, February 21, in 1907. […]

James V. Forrestal

James V. Forrestal

Forrestal was the last Cabinet-level United States Secretary of the Navy and the first United States Secretary of Defense. […]

Kim Novak

Kim Novak

American actress Kim Novak celebrated her 89th birthday on February 13, 2022. […]

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

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

Bob Cousy

Bob Cousy

Bob Cousy is a beloved American former professional basketball player. […]

“The World of Yousuf Karsh”

“The World of Yousuf Karsh”

As part of the virtual vernissage for our exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Estrellita Karsh spoke with Mary-Dailey Desmarais, Chief Curator. […]

Albert Camus

Albert Camus

With so many Sittings it is not possible for us to include images of every subject but we do keep adding to the digital archive. […]

John Updike

John Updike

American novelist, poet, and short-story writer John Updike died on this day, January 27, in 2009. […]

Paul Gallico

Paul Gallico

Paul Gallico was an American novelist and short story and sports writer. […]

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

A follower on Instagram asked whether there was a story to go with Karsh’s meeting with the Apollo 11 astronauts. […]

Princess Elizabeth

Princess Elizabeth

The cover of this week’s “Hello! Canada” features this beautiful color portrait from Karsh’s 1951 sitting with Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth. […]

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn was born on January 20, in 1993. […]

Dr. Thomas Cullen

Dr. Thomas Cullen

The Judith Robinson fonds at McMaster University Library in Hamilton, Ontario, contains an original print of this portrait of Dr. Thomas Cullen. […]

Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary

New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist Edmund Hillary died on January 11 in 2008. […]

Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan

British Conservative politician Harold Macmillan became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on this day, January 10, in 1957. […]

Albert Camus

Albert Camus

Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher Albert Camus died on this day, January 4, in 1960. […]

Back to Work

Back to Work

In 1952, Karsh accepted a lengthy assignment from “Maclean’s” magazine to document Canada’s postwar economic development.  […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Wishing all our friends and followers a safe, happy and healthy new year. […]

Lester Pearson

Lester Pearson

14th prime minister of Canada Lester Pearson died on this day, December 27, in 1972. […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

In 1955, Yousuf Karsh was commissioned to produce photographs for an advertising campaign for Bradings. […]

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