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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

President James Carter

President James Carter, 1981

James “Jimmy” Carter was born on this day, October 1, in 1924. Unlike several other US Presidents, James Carter was photographed by Karsh only once, while he was President but not during any of his other political tenures as senator or governor. Carter is currently the earliest-serving living former U.S. President.

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