Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

James McIntosh

James McIntosh, 1945

When Yousuf Karsh was assigned to photograph General George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, for LIFE magazine, Marshall said to the photographer, “You know, Mr. Karsh, the one that I would like you to photograph is not myself so much as my faithful aide, a Black man who was in the service for many, many years.” Karsh noted, “… that touched me, because he was [considered by Marshall to be] the most trusted man in the Pentagon. This was James McIntosh.”