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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

LIFE Magazine: John F. Kennedy Cover, 1961

LIFE Magazine John F. Kennedy Cover, 1961

This LIFE magazine cover from August, 1961, featured a Karsh portrait of the 35th President of the United States. Karsh made this photograph of John F. Kennedy in 1960, when Kennedy was still a senator.

2017 marks the centenary of Kennedy’s birth.

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Cover: Courtesy LIFE/The Picture Collection, Inc.