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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Lammot du Pont II

Lammot du Pont II, 1945

Freshly digitized, Lammot du Pont II was an American businessman who was the head of the du Pont family company. He was the ninth boy of eleven children born to chemist Lammot du Pont, who himself died during a nitroglycerin explosion in 1884. Du Pont was an American company that was founded in 1802 as a gunpowder mill.

Du Pont sat for Karsh as part of a series for LIFE called “Captains of Industry” – See the others who were photographed.