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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy, 1962

On this day, June 6, in 1968, 42 year-old presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot dead in Los Angeles. He had just won the California presidential primaries in the 1968 election.

Kennedy was Attorney General of the United States when he was photographed by Karsh in 1962, a position he held from 1961 to 1964.

See a special composite photograph of Robert Kennedy with John F. Kennedy and Edward Kennedy.