Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Sittings

Every sitting was recorded on a card file by the Karsh studio. The cards have been transcribed and are searchable here. Some personal data has been excluded, some information corrected, and some standardizations have been made to make searching simpler, but otherwise the information you see is largely how it was originally typed. Browse or search below by name, and choose to order the sittings by number, date or name.

BY NUMBER NAME DATE

Sittings by Sitter's Name

sitting #
date
Name
Role, Location, Notes
13602
Apr 8 1974

Mr. A. Robert Abboud

Group photograph with Mr. Chauncey Schmidt, Mr. Richard L. Thomas, Vice Chairmen of the Board, First National Bank of Chicago
8173
Jul 24 1942

Able-Smith

Anne, Richard and Elizabeth
Government House
12971
Feb 10 1969

Mr. P. Ablon

President, Ogden Corporation
For Finance Magazine
13954
Jul 1 1977

Ernest Abugov

Retired Stage Manager
For National Ballet of Canada project
12850
Apr 11 1968

Mr. James Adams

Lazare Freres (Prior President, Standard Brands)
10727
Apr 10 1952

Kenneth Adams Esq.

President, Phillips Petroleum Company
Northwestern Mutual sitting for J. Walter Thompson
9694
Jan 12 1946

Licia Albanese

Alone and with Robert Merrill
J. Walter Thompson RCA
13090
Dec 11 1969

Dr. Vernon Alden

Chairman of the Board, Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Co.
15028
Jan 1 1985

Mary Alderman

Tests with Jerry Fielder, and Charles Britt
10833
Dec 15 1952

Winthrop W. Aldrich

Chairman of the Board Of Directors, Chase National Bank. Ambassador of U.S to Britain
13050
Sep 11 1969

Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 crew. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins
13142
Mar 27 1970

Muhammad Ali

Cassius Clay
For Look “Under 30” series
14865
Apr 7 1987

Mr. John Allen

Nexa Corporation. Photographed with John Branch and David Burden
11132
Dec 15 1954

Mr. S. C. Allyn

National Cash Register Company
Through PIX Publishing
11485
Mar 2 1957

Mr. S. C. Allyn

President, National Cash Register Company
For Northwestern Mutual, J. Walter Thompson
10581
Mar 15 1951

Mr. Denis Amyot

Secretary of the Association of Canadian Distillers
14386
Jun 10 1982

Judith Anderson

Individually and together with Zoe Caldwell, in the play “Medea”
For LIFE Magazine
13229
Jan 13 1971

Mr. Robert Anderson

President & Chief Operating Officer, North American Rockwell Corporation
10019
Oct 24 1947

Hardage L. Andrews Esq.

Vice President & General Manager of Appliance & Merchandise Dept. General Electric Company
12194
Mar 1 1963

Francesco Anis

For Sunday Pictorial, London, through Tom Blau
13050
Sep 11 1969

Apollo 11

Apollo 11 crew. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins
12994
Apr 14 1969

Apollo 8

Apollo 8 crew. Lovell, Anders, Borman
12791
Sep 14 1967

Mr. Lawrence Appley

President, American Management Association
For Finance Magazine
14325
Jul 27 1981

Mr. Gerry Arial

Owner, the Silver Rose Florist Shop, Chateau Laurier
14154
Jan 1 1979

Rocco Arizzi

Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, Inc. Poster Children
14140
May 8 1979

Rocco Arizzi

Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, Inc. Poster Children
10160
May 3 1948

Dr. Charles Armstrong

President, Kiwanis International (Dr. Armstrong is Medical Officer of Health in Salisbury, NC)
12688
Oct 1 1966

Hugh Armstrong

Ontario Department of Tourism and Industry. For James Lovick Advertising
9179
May 15 1944

General H. H. Arnold

Commanding General Army Air Forces, War Dept., Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
14727
Nov 20 1985

Isaac Asimov

For Ogilvy & Mather “Staying Power” Series (for Panhandle Eastern Corp.)
10186
Jul 24 1948

W. A. Atkinson Esq.

The Stage Society
Study of hands for the Dept. of National Health & Welfare, Publicity Division
14654
May 7 1985

Margaret Atwood

One of group of writers photographed together for Apple Canada, Inc. Including Charles Templeton, Ben Wicks, Harold Towne, Veronica Tennant, Margaret Atwood
13423
Oct 30 1972

Mr. W. H. Auden

Photographed at the home of Mr. Stephen Spender
13939
Jul 1 1977

Frank Augustyn

Ballet dancer. Photographed July/August, 1977. with Karen Kain. Dancers in La Fille Mal Gardée and Swan Lake
For National Ballet of Canada project
13939
Jul 1 1977

Frank Augustyn

Dancer. In Le Corsaire Pas de Deux
For National Ballet of Canada project
13941
Jul 1 1977

Frank Augustyn

With Karen Kain, dancers in La Fille Mal Gardée and Swan Lake
For National Ballet of Canada project
13158
May 3 1970

Joan Baez

For Look “Under 30” series
9940
Jun 9 1947

Sir Frederick Bain

President, Federation of British Industries, Deputy Chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries
9237
Jun 19 1944

Mr. E. G. Baker

Canada Life Assurance Co., Director of Bank of Canada
12262
Jun 1 1963

Stanley Baker

The Film ZULU
Shot in Natal, South Africa. For Embassy Films Corporation
9990
Sep 22 1947

Dr. W. R. G. Baker

Vice President & General Manager, Electronics Dept. General Electric Company
10992
Mar 13 1954

Mr. William Balderston

President, The Philco Corporation
Northwestern Mutual sitting for J. Walter Thompson
12080
Jan 29 1962

George Ball

Under Secretary of State, Washington, D.C.
12421
Aug 19 1964

Dr. Harry Ballon

Surgeon in Chief, The Jewish General Hospital, Montreal
14379
Mar 12 1982

Robert A. Bandeen

Chairman & President, Crown Life Insurance Co.
For Concordia University, for Montreal Business Report magazine
12697
Nov 7 1966

Marius Barbeau

Ontario Department of Tourism and Industry. For James Lovick Advertising
9152
Mar 30 1944

Mr. Ralph A. Bard

Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C.
For LIFE Magazine
12344
Feb 4 1964

Herbert L. Barnet

Chairman, The Pepsi Cola Company, & Donald M. Kendall, President
11074
Aug 6 1954

Baron

Photographer (and brother)
14320
Jan 1 1981

Christi Bartlett

Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, Inc. Poster Children
9210
May 11 1944

Mr. Bernard M. Baruch

Special Advisor to Director, Office of War Mobilization
For LIFE Magazine
13659
Nov 28 1974

Dr. James Bateman

Photographed together with Dr. William Boyd at Orthopaedic and Arthritic Hospital, Toronto
13660
Nov 28 1974

Dr. James Bateman

Orthopaedic and Arthritic Hospital, Toronto
For Canadian Book
11832
Nov 1 1959

Mr. Joseph Baum

American restaurateur
For House Beautiful Magazine
15171
Mar 12 1990

Mr. Joseph Baum

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
13894
Apr 26 1977

Mr. Peter Bawden

Member of Parliament (Conservative) from Calgary
11316
Mar 24 1956

Jack Bean

(Husband of Mitzi Gaynor)
For Eastman Kodak series through J. Walter Thompson
10193
Aug 2 1948

Tom Beck Esq.

Chairman of the Board, Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
For Collier’s Magazine
13676
Jan 18 1975

Dr. Henry K. Beecher

(Anaesthesia)
Photographed at Countway Library of Medicine for Portfolio II of "Healers of Our Age”
15242
Jan 22 1991

Geoffrey Beene

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
13491
Jun 28 1973

William O. Beers

Dual sitting with Arthur W. Woelfle, Kraftco Corporation
11587
Nov 27 1957

Mr. Paul Bekins

Bekins Van and Storage
For Northwestern Mutual
13731
Sep 4 1975

Hy Belzberg

Group photo of three brothers, William, Hy and Samuel
14995
Jul 25 1988

Dr. Baruj Benacerraf

Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Nobel prize winner in 1980 for Physiology or Medicine
8857
Jun 3 1943

Dr. Eduard Benes

President of Czecho-Slovakia. Alone and with Prime Minister King
11794
Apr 9 1959

Jack Benny

TV Guide series through PIX
11905
Jul 22 1960

Madame J. Benoit

Culinary Author
Watchmakers of Switzerland Campaign 1960
10479
Jun 8 1950

Dr. Clara C. Benson

Retired Professor of Food Chemistry, Dept. of Household Science, University of Toronto
13259
Apr 13 1971

Senator William Benton

For the F.E. Compton Company. For Golden Anniversary edition of Compton’s Encyclopaedia
15218
Oct 16 1990

Mr. Douglas Berlis

Founding Partner, Aird & Berlis, Barristers & Solicitors
7763
Jan 8 1942

Mr. J. H. Berry

Automobile Controller, Dept. of Munitions & Supply
10491
Aug 30 1950

D. C. Betts Esq.

Canadian Breweries Ltd.
For Dominion Brewers Association
10314
May 10 1949

Aneurin Bevan MP

Minister of Health, Whitehall, London
For Newsweek Magazine
12466
Nov 17 1964

Robert Beyer

Managing Partner, Touche Ross Bailey and Smart
Northwestern Mutual sitting
12433
Sep 15 1964

Mr. Nick Bez

President, West Coast Airlines
American Airlines Sitting
15094
Jun 6 1989

Benazir Bhutto

Prime Minister of Pakistan. Alone and with son and child
13778
Feb 24 1976

Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Prime Minister of Pakistan
Photographed at request of Embassy of Pakistan, Ottawa
11976
Mar 8 1961

Mr. Carl Bimson

President, Valley National Bank
Northwestern Mutual sitting
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