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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

H. G. Wells: War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells, 1943

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles supposedly* caused a nationwide panic with a radio broadcast of his adaptation of H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, the story of a Martian invasion of earth. Wells’ story was first serialized in magazines in 1897 and then published as a hard cover in 1898.

Karsh photographed H. G. Wells at home in London, England, in 1943.

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