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
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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