Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Nelson Rockefeller

Nelson Rockefeller, 1944

Nelson Rockefeller was born on this day, July 8, in 1908 (d. 1979). He was born into great wealth but forged a life of his own in politics, philanthropy, and the arts. He served as Governor of New York between 1959 and 1973, and Vice-President of the United States under Gerald Ford from 1974 to 1977. He was photographed by Karsh in 1944 during Rockefeller’s tenure as “Co-ordinator of Inter-American Affairs, Commerce Dept. Washington, D.C.