Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Jim Henson

Kermit the Frog, Yousuf Karsh and Jim Henson, 1990

The creative genius Jim Henson was born on this day, September 24, in 1936. Henson died before his time, not long after he sat with Mr. Karsh for this shining portrait, a photograph beloved by Mr. Henson’s family. And as you can see, Mr. Karsh loved Kermit as much as the rest of us.

A print of this portrait was most recently included in the traveling exhibition “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits.”

Jim Henson, 1990