Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Ruth Draper

Ruth Draper, 1936

American actress, dramatist and storyteller Ruth Draper was born on this day, December 2, in 1884.

Karsh wrote: “It was always an event when a performer of the stature of Ruth Draper came to Ottawa. An enormously gifted, world-famous monologist, she could create a whole world of characters with her voice and body language. Newly arrived in Ottawa, I was fortunate that a great lady of the theater consented to sit before the camera of a fledgling photographer.”