Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Clement Attlee

Clement Attlee, 1949

The results of the 1945 United Kingdom general election were declared on July 26, with Labor’s Clement Attlee winning a “landslide victory.” Although his predecessor, Winston Churchill, showed strong approval ratings, Labour had gradually gained support for months prior to the conclusion of the Second World War.

Attlee was photographed by Karsh four times, with the Sitter cards reading: 1941: “Right Honorable Clement Attlee MP”; 1943: “The Right Honorable Clement Attlee MP, Deputy Prime Minister”; 1945: “The Right Honorable Clement Attlee MP, For LIFE Magazine”; and 1949: “Prime Minister Clement Attlee, For Newsweek Magazine.” See more.