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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Loma Mulvihill and Richard Jones

Loma Mulville, 1943

We heard an extraordinary story from a relative of two people who were photographed by Yousuf Karsh in the 1940s. Pilot Officer Richard Jones was photographed in October, 1942, to represent and promote recruitment in the Canadian Armed Forces. His portrait was published in a magazine, probably Macleans, and a young woman named Loma Mulville saw it and declared, without knowing him, that this is the man she would marry. Sure enough, they met, fell in love, and got engaged. Ms. Mulville went to have her engagement photograph made by Mr. Karsh at his studio in April, 1943. It was only when her fiancé heard who took her photo that they joined the dots and she realized that he was the man in Macleans she had seen many months earlier!

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Pilot Officer Richard Jones, 1942. In need of a little retouching.