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 Sitting Date

sitting #
date
Name
Role, Location, Notes
13795
Mar 30 1976

Mrs. Shirley Williams MP

Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection, Department of Trade and Industry, England
13796
Mar 31 1976

Lynsey de Paul

English rock star, composer & singer
Arranged by Tom Blau
13797
Apr 1 1976

Mrs. Margaret Thatcher

Leader of the Opposition (Conservative Party) House of Commons, Westminster
Through Tom Blau
13798
Apr 2 1976

Pat Phoenix

Elsie Tanner in “Coronation Street”
13800
Apr 8 1976

Oonark

Eskimo artist. Photographed with Kenojuak (negative number 13802)
13807
Apr 15 1976

Arthur Fiedler

Conductor, Boston “Pops” Orchestra
For Polaroid using the new 8x10 camera (direct film) (The first person to be photographed with 8x10) He also took some photographs with the 20x24 Polariod of Dr. Killian and Mr. McKeown during the same visit to Boston
13822
Jun 9 1976

Dr. W. C. Keettel

Professor Emeritus Pathologic Anatomy, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
31180
Aug 1 1976

Cherubs

Sculpture at Rockcliffe Park Fountain, Ottawa
13830
Aug 4 1976

Matthew Brown

Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, Inc. Poster Child
For Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc. Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon
13832
Aug 5 1976

Enoch Henry

For Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc. Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon
13833
Aug 5 1976

Mrs. Tedde Kast Scharf

Director of Resources for the Disabled, University of North Carolina
For Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc. Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon
13834
Aug 5 1976

Randy Wilcox

MD patient, 15 years old
For Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc. Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon
13828
Aug 25 1976

Yousuf Karsh

Self portraits at studio (with photographs of Cousteau and Castro)
For publicity photograph. For CANADIAN Magazine interview by Doug Fetherling
13840
Sep 20 1976

Dr. William J. Ronan

Chairman, Board of Commissioners, The Port Authority of NY and NJ
13841
Sep 20 1976

Mr. W. Paul Stillman

Vice Chairman, Board of Commissioners, The Port Authority of NY and NJ
13868
Jan 1 1977

Matthew Brown

Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, Inc. Poster Children
13869
Jan 11 1977

Dr. Kash Mostoel

Past President of International Academy of Pathology
13872
Jan 24 1977

Mr. Morley Safer

Journalist, C.B.S. Television
Photographed in connection with “60 Minutes” program on Mr. Karsh
13875
Feb 9 1977

Mr. Ken Grant

CFRA Radio Station
Photographed for Ottawa Shrine Club
13878
Feb 15 1977

Mr. Paul R. Tregurtha

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Moore McCormack Resources, Inc.
13879
Feb 16 1977

Mr. Herbert Burstein

Zelby, Burstein, Bernstein and Hartman
Photographed at request of Atlas Van Lines, Inc.
13884
Feb 19 1977

Dr. Owsei Temkin

Professor Emeritus of the History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and University
13888
Mar 8 1977

Dr. J. Robert Willson

Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan
13890
Mar 11 1977

Mr. Maitland H. McElroy

Retiring Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Royal Ottawa Hospital
For Royal Ottawa Hospital
13894
Apr 26 1977

Mr. Peter Bawden

Member of Parliament (Conservative) from Calgary
13897
May 5 1977

Dr. Willis J. Winn

President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
For University of Philadelphia, The Wharton School
13899
May 10 1977

Richard Rohmer QC

Senior Air Reserve Adviser to the Chief of Defence, Staff Commander of Air Reserve for the Canadian Armed Forces
13900
May 11 1977

Mr. Henry Davis

Secretary, Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat
13903
May 19 1977

Mr. Hamilton Jordan

Chief of Staff for Jimmy Carter. Photographed together with Mr. Jody Powell at the White House
For TIME Magazine
13903
May 19 1977

Mr. Jody Powell

White House Press Secretary for Jimmy Carter. Photographed together with Mr. Hamilton Jordan at the White House
For TIME Magazine
13905
May 24 1977

Mr. W. R. McLain

Kusan, Inc., subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel Corp.
13907
May 25 1977

Mr. Verne H. Winchell

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer, Denny’s Inc.
13935
Jul 1 1977

Alexander Grant

Artistic Director
For National Ballet of Canada project
13936
Jul 1 1977

David Scott

Ballet Master
For National Ballet of Canada project
13936
Jul 1 1977

David Scott

Ballet Master
For National Ballet of Canada project
13937
Jul 1 1977

Joanne Nisbet

Ballet Mistress
For National Ballet of Canada project
13938
Jul 1 1977

David Scott

And Joanne Nisbet, Ballet Master and Ballet Mistress
For National Ballet of Canada project
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
13940
Jul 1 1977

Miss Karen Kain

Dancer - In Swan Lake - and in repetitive motion
For National Ballet of Canada project
13941
Jul 1 1977

Miss Karen Kain

Ballet dancer, National Ballet of Canada. Photographed July/August, 1977 with Frank Augustyn. Dancers in La Fille Mal Gardée and Swan Lake
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
13942
Jul 1 1977

Nadia Potts

Dancer, in Giselle Act I and Act II
For National Ballet of Canada project
13943
Jul 1 1977

Vanessa Harwood

Dancer - in “La Fille Mal Gardee”
For National Ballet of Canada project
13944
Jul 1 1977

Thomas Schramek

Dancer in Coppelia
For National Ballet of Canada project
13946
Jul 1 1977

Patricia Oney

Dance, in Swan Lake as the Black Queen
For National Ballet of Canada project
13948
Jul 1 1977

Mary Jago

July and August, 1977. With Hazaros Surmeyan. Dancers in Mad Shadows
For National Ballet of Canada project
13948
Jul 1 1977

Hazaros Surmeyan

July and August, 1977. With Mary Jago. Dancers in Mad Shadows
For National Ballet of Canada project
13949
Jul 1 1977

Charles Kirby

Dancer - as King in Sarabande costume
For National Ballet of Canada project
13950
Jul 1 1977

Karin Mawson

Dancer - in rehearsal. National Ballet of Canada
For National Ballet of Canada project
13952
Jul 1 1977

Miguel Garcia

Dancer
For National Ballet of Canada project
13952
Jul 1 1977

James Kudelka

Dancer
For National Ballet of Canada project
13952
Jul 1 1977

Nadia Potts

Dancer
For National Ballet of Canada project
13953
Jul 1 1977

Dancers

For National Ballet of Canada project
13954
Jul 1 1977

Ernest Abugov

Retired Stage Manager
For National Ballet of Canada project
13955
Jul 1 1977

Rudolph Nureyev

Appearing with National Ballet in Montreal performance
For National Ballet of Canada project
13915
Jul 7 1977

Mr. Morgan McCammon QC

The Molson Companies Limited
Photographed for the Brewers Assoc. of Canada
13947
Jul 8 1977

Ann Ditchburn

Dancer in Romeo and Juliet
For National Ballet of Canada project
13952
Jul 8 1977

Miguel Garcia

Nadia Potts and James Kudelka. Dancers
For National Ballet of Canada project
13932
Aug 15 1977

Dr. Shala Mousavi M.D.

Patients photographed at Hospital for Special Surgery, New York. Juan Soto and mother, Anthony Calderon and mother, Isadore Zuckerman and wife, Maribel and Angelo Velasquez. Doctors Shala Mousavi, M.D., Peter Tsairis, M.D.
13932
Aug 15 1977

Dr. Peter Tsairis M.D.

Patients photographed at Hospital for Special Surgery, New York. Juan Soto and mother, Anthony Calderon and mother, Isadore Zuckerman and wife, Maribel and Angelo Velasquez. Doctors Shala Mousavi, M.D., Peter Tsairis, M.D.
13932
Aug 15 1977

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Patients photographed at Hospital for Special Surgery, New York. Juan Soto and mother, Anthony Calderon and mother, Isadore Zuckerman and wife, Maribel and Angelo Velasquez. Doctors Shala Mousavi, M.D., Peter Tsairis, M.D.
13958
Oct 13 1977

Dr. A. James French

Chairman, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School
13962
Oct 30 1977

Mr. Claude Ryan

Journalist and Politician
Photographed for Canadian book
13967
Nov 7 1977

Mr. L. McIntyre

Chairman of the Board, Fremont Indemnity Company
13968
Nov 7 1977

David L. McIntyre

With Mr L. McIntyre (Father), Mr. James McIntyre (brother) Fremont Indemnity Company
13974
Nov 23 1977

Dr. Eugene A. Nida

Executive Secretary to Translations, American Bible Society
13893
Dec 14 1977

Mr. Elbridge T. Gerry

Union Pacific Corporation. Mr. William Cook with Mr. James H. Evans (Chairman of the Board), Mr. Elbridge T. Gerry (Chairman of the Executive Committee)
13983
Dec 14 1977

Mr. William S. Cook

Union Pacific Corporation. Mr. William Cook with Mr. James H. Evans (Chairman of the Board), Mr. Elbridge T. Gerry (Chairman of the Executive Committee)
13983
Dec 14 1977

Mr. James H. Evans

Union Pacific Corporation. Mr. William Cook with Mr. James H. Evans (Chairman of the Board), Mr. Elbridge T. Gerry (Chairman of the Executive Committee)
13983
Dec 14 1977

Mr. Elbridge Gerry

Union Pacific Corporation. Mr. William Cook with Mr. James H. Evans (Chairman of the Board), Mr. Elbridge T. Gerry (Chairman of the Executive Committee)
13994
Feb 14 1978

Dr. George Tatham

Master, McLaughlin College, York University, Downsview, Ontario
14687
Mar 7 1978

James Macari

Assistant to Mr. Karsh. Tests made at the studio
14013
May 16 1978

Dr. Kenneth M. Brinkhous

Group Sitting. Department of Pathology and Biochemistry, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
14013
May 16 1978

Dr. Robert H. Wagner

Group Sitting. Department of Pathology and Biochemistry, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
14013
May 16 1978

Dr. Robert D. Langdell

Group Sitting. Department of Pathology and Biochemistry, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
14015
May 24 1978

Yousuf Karsh

Self portrait. Taken at the Chateau Laurier Hotel and Parliament Buildings
For Polaroid and Camera Magazine
14032
Aug 24 1978

Mr. Roland Giroux

Ex president, Hydro Quebec now on Board of Directors
For Hydro Quebec
14036
Aug 29 1978

Mr. Don McLean

Arranged by Herbert S. Gart Management Inc.
14055
Oct 2 1978

Mr. Denis Ross

Partner, Coopers Lybrand Chartered Accountants
14064
Oct 18 1978

Mr. David Claflin

President, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
14077
Nov 20 1978

Mr. Paul S. Mills

Executive Vice President, American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters
14082
Nov 29 1978

Mr. Arthur Reynolds

Vice President & Deputy Representative, Banque de la Société Financière Européene
14091
Dec 8 1978

John F. McNair III

Wachovia Corporation Group of three sitting: Mr J. Scott Cramer, Mr. Hans W. Wander
For Annual Report
14154
Jan 1 1979

Rocco Arizzi

Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, Inc. Poster Children
14092
Jan 15 1979

Pope Paul II

Photographed Hall: Paintings and tapestries second half of 18th century dedicated to Pope Clemens VIII 1765
14094
Jan 29 1979

Dr. Wilbert J. Keon

Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa at Civic Hospital
14113
Mar 1 1979

Dr. & Mrs. Richard Moomjian

And children, Scott (10), Michael (8), Stephen (4) & twin girls Lisa Marie and Jennifer Carie (6)
14117
Mar 1 1979

Moomjian

Lisa Marie and Jennifer Carie, twin girls age 6
14119
Mar 25 1979

Mr. Eugene Istomin

Some also taken of Mr. & Mrs. (Martita Casals) Eugene Istomin together.
14120
Mar 26 1979

Mr. Arne Obel

Executive Vice President, Diamond Shamrock Corporation
14122
Mar 28 1979

Dr. John D. Bolton

Chief of Staff (retiring), The Greenwich Hospital Association
14124
Apr 3 1979

Dr. Donald I. Rice

Executive Director, The College of Family Physicians of Canada
14128
Apr 6 1979

The Honorable Heath MacQuarrie

Senator. Retiring Conservative Member of Parliament for Hillsborough, Prince Edward Island. Professor (Commonwealth Relations) Mount Allison University
14132
Apr 21 1979

Dr. Howard Rusk

Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, New York University Medical Center
14133
Apr 23 1979

Mr. Thomas Shoyama

Deputy Minister of Finance, Department of Finance, Government of Canada
14139
May 4 1979

Mr. E. M. Dunal

President, Henninger Brwery
For Brewers Association of Canada
14140
May 8 1979

Rocco Arizzi

Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, Inc. Poster Children
14168
May 9 1979

Yousuf Karsh

Nature studies,flowers, etc. taken at Little Wings
14169
Jul 20 1979

Jerry Fielder

YK’s ssistant
Photographed at Prime Minister’s Office as a test for photography of Prime Minister Clark
14162
Jul 23 1979

Eugene Ormandy

Conductor (retiring) The Philadelphia Orchestra
14164
Jul 26 1979

Dr. James R. Killian

For Polaroid Corporation. 20x24 Polaroid only. No negatives on file.
14166
Jul 26 1979

Mrs. James R. Killian

For Polaroid Corporation. 20x24 Polaroid only. No negatives on file.
14167
Jul 26 1979

Yousuf Karsh

Self portrait taken on 20x24 Polaroid
For Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts
14176
Aug 27 1979

Mr. Werner C. Brown

Chairman of the Board, Hercules Inc. Dual sitting with Alexander Giacco
14187
Oct 11 1979

Dr. William J. Oliver

Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan (Retiring)
14201
Nov 20 1979

Konald Prem M.D.

Chairman (retiring) Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical School, University of Minnesota
14208
Dec 12 1979

Mr. Warren Clark

Financial Attache, United States Embassy, Ottawa
14248
Jan 1 1980

Robert Whitaker

Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, Inc. Poster Children
14214
Jan 21 1980

Lester Breslow

Dean, School of Public Health, University of California
14218
Feb 12 1980

Richard E. Taylor

Professor, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University
14221
Mar 17 1980

Senator Alan Cranston

From California. Also some with Mrs. Cranston (Norma) and Mrs. Cranston alone
Taken at the request of William Turnage, Executive Director, The Wilderness Society
14228
Apr 25 1980

Grant Reuber

Deputy Minister of Finance, Department of Finance, Government of Canada
14231
May 14 1980

Mr. John S. Thorp

President, Canadian Association of Equipment Distributors
14232
May 14 1980

Mr. & Mrs. John S. Thorp

also Mrs. Thorp alone
Taken for Canadian Association of Equipment Distributors from which Mr. Thorp is retiring as president
14245
Jul 29 1980

Mr. Fred Kasravi

Senior Representative, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
14252
Aug 14 1980

Dr. Walter H. Seegers

Chairman, Department of Physiology, Wayne State University Medical School
14257
Sep 4 1980

Mr. William R. Roesch

President and Chief Operating Officer, United States Steel Corporation
For Compton Advertising Inc.
14261
Sep 24 1980

Dr. Harry Wollman

Head, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania
14265
Oct 10 1980

Dr. Ben Peckham

Chairman, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Wisconsin Hospital
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