Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Happy Holidays!

In 1955, Yousuf Karsh was commissioned to produce photographs for an advertising campaign for Bradings, a Canadian brewery. The images included some still lifes and a few scenes such as this, whose caption is “Bruce Heggtveit and Miss Dunning for Bradings Series Christmas Scene.” Bruce is sitting in front of some cheese, crackers, and maybe pretzels, and holding a bottle opener. Our colleagues at the Library and Archives Canada told me: “In those days advertisements about alcohol were very restricted in Ontario. That may be why the only hint at the brand is the bottle opener.”

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