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 Number

sitting #
date
Name
Role, Location, Notes
9847
Nov 21 1946

Miss Hill

A. J. Freiman Ltd. Fashion Models
9849
Nov 21 1946

Miss Gilman

A. J. Freiman Ltd. Fashion Models
9851
Nov 29 1946

Miss Gilmour

A. J. Freiman Ltd. Fashion Models
9852
Nov 29 1946

Mrs. Walter E. A. Jaeggi

Wife of Secretary, Swiss Legation photographed at her residence modelling gown for A.J. Freiman’s Ltd.
Original sitting number: E1
9854
Nov 29 1946

Miss Sylvia Brull

Model, Murphy-Gamble Ltd. Daughter of Minister from Cuba
9859
Dec 6 1946

Yousuf Karsh

Studio - Self Portrait (With Faces of Destiny Cover)
9873
Jan 22 1947

Dr. Florence Dunlop

School Psychologist & Supervisor of Special Classes, Ottawa Public Schools. Also, President, International Council of Exceptional Children
9878
Jan 27 1947

Mr. G. T. Harris

Manager, Edmonton Branch, Mutual Life Assurance Co. of Canada
9884
Feb 11 1947

W. W. Halpenny Esq.

President & General Manager, Williams Tool Corp. of Canada Ltd.
9895
Feb 24 1947

Ettore Mazzoleni Esq.

Principal of the Toronto Conservatory. Associate Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
9899
Mar 12 1947

Mr. Thomas Hum

Vice President, Allied Trading Company Ltd.
9907
Mar 29 1947

Dr. Arnold Walter

Director, Senior School, Toronto Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto
9911
Apr 9 1947

Mr. L. W. Hanson

Retired Vice President & General Manager, United Shoe Machinery Co. of Canada
9912
Apr 9 1947

Mr. Harold C. Pearson

General Manager, Dewey & Almy Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd. Perth Shoe Company
9914
Apr 11 1947

Mr. John J. McHale

President & General Manager, Scott & McHale Ltd. Perth Shoe Company
9923
May 1 1947

Dr. Walter Bloor

Professor of Biochemistry & Pharmacology, University of Rochester
9932
May 15 1947

Mr. Frank Millington

Executive Vice President, Shoe Manufacturers’ Association of Canada. Perth Shoe Company
9938
Jun 5 1947

Madame Karsh

At Studio. With black lace scarf
For Liberty
9940
Jun 9 1947

Sir Frederick Bain

President, Federation of British Industries, Deputy Chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries
9959
Jul 21 1947

Mr. N. G. Vincent

Model. Special Constable, RCMP
J. Walter Thompson White Owl Cigars
9967
Jul 26 1947

Mr. John Doyle

Model
J. Walter Thompson White Owl Cigars
9969
Jul 26 1947

Mr. Ray Smyth

Model
J. Walter Thompson White Owl Cigars
9973
Jul 22 1947

John A. Larkin

2nd Vice-Chairman, Celanese Corporation of America
9975
Jul 20 1947

Mr. C. D. Hole

Model. Constable, RCMP
J. Walter Thompson White Owl Cigars
9976
Jul 26 1947

Model

“Jimmie"
J. Walter Thompson White Owl Cigars
9977
Jul 30 1947

Mr. A. P. Reid

Vice President, Household Finance Corporation of Canada
9979
Aug 12 1947

E. M. Rawley Esq.

Manager, Royal Alexandra Theatre
For Mayfair Magazine
9990
Sep 22 1947

Dr. W. R. G. Baker

Vice President & General Manager, Electronics Dept. General Electric Company
9991
Sep 22 1947

David C. Prince Esq.

Vice President in Charge of General Engineering & Consulting Laboratory, General Electric Company
9992
Sep 23 1947

Dr. C. G. Suits

Vice President & Director of Research, General Electric Company
9993
Sep 23 1947

Elmer Spicer Esq.

Vice President in Charge of Manufacturing, General Electric Company
9996
Sep 24 1947

Harry A. Winne Esq.

Vice President in Charge of Engineering Policy, General Electric Company
9997
Sep 24 1947

Dr. Irving T. Langmuir

Assistant Director, Research Laboratory, General Electric Company. Nobel Prize in Surface Chemistry
9999
Sep 25 1947

Dr. W. D. Coolidge

Retired Director, Research Laboratory, (X Ray Tube) General Electric Company
10000
Sep 25 1947

Robert S. Peare Esq.

Vice President in Charge of Advertising, Broadcasting and Publicity, General Electric Company
10001
Sep 25 1947

Chester H. Lang Esq.

Vice President & Manager of Sales, Apparatus Dept., General Electric Company
10002
Sep 26 1947

Dr. W. R. Whitney

Retired Founder, General Electric Research Laboratory
10014
Oct 20 1947

George R. Prout Esq.

Vice President & General Manager of Air Conditioning Department, General Electric Company
10015
Oct 21 1947

Edwin E. Potter Esq.

President in charge of Customers’ Relations, General Electric Company
10016
Oct 23 1947

Ray H. Luebbe Esq.

Vice President & General Counsel, General Electric Company
10018
Oct 24 1947

R. J. Cordiner Esq.

Vice President & Assistant to the President, General Electric Company
10019
Oct 24 1947

Hardage L. Andrews Esq.

Vice President & General Manager of Appliance & Merchandise Dept. General Electric Company
10021
Oct 21 1947

L. R. Boulware Esq.

Vice President in charge of Employee Relations, General Electric Co.
10027
Nov 8 1947

Creed's Limited

I.O.D.E. ermine coat being presented to Princess Elizabeth and modeled by Miss Joan Patterson
10057
Dec 5 1947

Miss Frances James

First wife of Murray Adaskin, Canadian composer
For Saturday Night Magazine
10077
Jan 16 1948

Edgar T. Read Esq.

Custodian of Enemy Property, Dept. of Secretary of State, Ottawa
10080
Jan 21 1948

Cyril H. Lander Esq.

President & General Manager, National Drug & Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
10096
Feb 4 1948

Toots Shor Esq.

Toots Shor’s Restaurant
For Esquire Magazine
10099
Feb 7 1948

Hildegarde

Hildegarde Loretta Sell
For Coronet Magazine
10105
Feb 12 1948

Blake Hughes

Model
J. Walter Thompson White Owl Cigars
10114
Mar 8 1948

Miss Helen Keller

(Miss Polly Thompson, her companion) Photographed in Hotel Algonquin
For Coronet Magazine
10124
Mar 25 1948

H. V. Erhen Esq.

Vice President in charge of Appliance Dept., General Electric Company
10133
Apr 19 1948

A. M. Wilson Esq.

Vice President & General Manager, Salada Tea Co. of Canada Ltd.
10138
Apr 22 1948

Jack Cooke Esq.

Owner, New Liberty Magazine. Owner, Radio Station CKEY
10140
Apr 27 1948

Miss Anna Sass

Secretary to Dr. Hugh Keenleside, Dep. Minister, Mines & Resources
10149
Apr 29 1948

D. H. Ross Esq.

President & General Manager, Dominion Envelopes & Cartons
10159
May 1 1948

Dr. Charles H. Hair

Medical Supervisor, Mines Accident Prevention Association of Ontario
10160
May 3 1948

Dr. Charles Armstrong

President, Kiwanis International (Dr. Armstrong is Medical Officer of Health in Salisbury, NC)
10171
Jun 18 1948

Dr. W. S. Lindsay

Dean of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Deans of Medicine of Canadian Universities. For Charles E. Frosst Company
10172
Jun 18 1948

Dr. Edmond Dube

Doyen de la Faculte de Medecine, University of Montreal
10172
Jun 18 1948

Dr. Edmond Dube

Deans of Medicine of Canadian Universities. For Charles E. Frosst Company
10173
Jun 18 1948

Dr. J. B. Collip

Dean of Medicine, University of Western Ontario
Deans of Medicine of Canadian Universities. For Charles E. Frosst Company
10174
Jun 18 1948

Dr. H. G. Grant

Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Deans of Medicine of Canadian Universities. For Charles E. Frosst Company
10175
Jun 19 1948

Dr. J. A. MacFarlane

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Deans of Medicine of Canadian Universities. For Charles E. Frosst Company
10176
Jun 19 1948

Dr. A. T. Mathers

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Medical School, Winniped, Manitoba
Deans of Medicine of Canadian Universities. For Charles E. Frosst Company
10177
Jun 19 1948

Dr. J. J. Ower

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta
Deans of Medicine of Canadian Universities. For Charles E. Frosst Company
10178
Jun 19 1948

Dr. J. F. McIntosh

Secretary of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Deans of Medicine of Canadian Universities. For Charles E. Frosst Company
10183
Jul 14 1948

W. S. Freeman Esq.

President & General Manager, H. Barnard Stamp & Stencil Co. Ltd.
10185
Jul 24 1948

R. Frith Esq.

Study of hands for the Dept. of National Health & Welfare, Publicity Division. For John Crabtree Esq.
10186
Jul 24 1948

W. A. Atkinson Esq.

The Stage Society
Study of hands for the Dept. of National Health & Welfare, Publicity Division
10187
Jul 24 1948

Holder Esq.

Superintendent, Ottawa Protestant Old Mens’ Home
10187
Jul 24 1948

Mr. Holder

Hands of Senior Citizen Mr. Holder Supt. of Protestant Old Men’s Home, Ottawa
Study of hands for the Dept. of National Health & Welfare, Publicity Division
10193
Aug 2 1948

Tom Beck Esq.

Chairman of the Board, Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
For Collier’s Magazine
10199
Sep 7 1948

Dr. Charles Vezina

Dean of Medicine, Laval University
Deans of Medicine of Canadian Universities. For Charles E. Frosst Company
10206
Sep 15 1948

Carl Sharp Esq.

President, Acme Steel Company
For J. Walter Thompson Chicago
10209
Sep 17 1948

Harry A. Bullis Esq.

Chairman of the Board, General Mills Inc.
For J. Walter Thompson Chicago
10210
Sep 22 1948

William Faricy Esq.

President, Association of American Railroads
For J. Walter Thompson Chicago
10211
Sep 23 1948

Cloud Wampler Esq.

President, Carrier Corporation
For J. Walter Thompson Chicago
10217
Oct 2 1948

Norman Urquhart Esq.

Director, The Robert Simpson Co. President, Toronto General Hospital
10220
Oct 7 1948

Dean Frederick Smith

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Deans of Medicine of Canadian Universities. For Charles E. Frosst Company
10224
Nov 1 1948

D. H. Ross Esq.

President & General Manager, Dominion Envelopes & Cartons Western
10231
Nov 10 1948

Miss Kathleen Steele

9 year old daughter of W. E. Steele Esq., District Forester, Department of Lands and Forests
10241
Dec 1 1948

Reese H. Taylor Esq.

President, Union Oil Company of California
Northwestern Mutual sitting for J. Walter Thompson
10251
Dec 16 1948

M. J. Tobin Esq.

Secretary of Labor, Washington, D.C.
For Newsweek Magazine
10253
Dec 18 1948

Clark Clifford Esq.

Counsel to the President, The White House
For Newsweek Magazine
10254
Dec 20 1948

Oscar R. Ewing Esq.

Federal Security Administrator, Washington, D.C.
For Newsweek Magazine
10274
Jan 17 1949

W. S. Moores Esq.

Managing Director, North Eastern Fish Industries Ltd.
10277
Jan 19 1949

Philip Gruchy Esq.

General Manager of the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company
10294
Feb 16 1949

Dr. William Boyd

Department of Pathology & Bacteriology, University of Toronto
10298
Mar 22 1949

Thomas J. Watson Esq.

President, International Business Machines. (And members of his family)
10304
Apr 12 1949

Edmund Fitzgerald Esq.

President, Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co.
For J. Walter Thompson Chicago
10305
Apr 12 1949

Kenneth Parker Esq.

President, The Parker Pen Company
For J. Walter Thompson Chicago
10311
May 4 1949

W. E. Nixon Esq.

Managing Director, de Havilland Works, England
European Trip
10314
May 10 1949

Aneurin Bevan MP

Minister of Health, Whitehall, London
For Newsweek Magazine
10328
May 28 1949

Louis Jouvet

Actor. Photographed at the Theatre de l’Athenee
10332
May 1 1949

Mr. Blouet

Manager, Georg V. Hotel, Paris
10344
Jul 9 1949

Jean Cocteau

Writer, Playwright, Poet Painter, Producer, Etc.
10347
Jul 15 1949

J. H. Loudon

Director of Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd.
Shell Oil Sittings
10349
Jul 19 1949

Hector Macneil

Minister of State, Foreign Office, Whitehall, London
10353
Jul 22 1949

Harold Wilson

President of the Board of Trade, London, England
10355
Jul 26 1949

Anthony Eden

Leader of the Opposition (Conservative Party)
10359
Jul 28 1949

Lord Moran

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, London, England
10363
Aug 30 1949

Dean C. R. Young

Faculty of Applied Science, University of Toronto
Arranged and sponsored by Engineering Alumni Assoc.
10364
Aug 1 1949

Europe

Summer. Various views and people.
10367
Sep 13 1949

C. H. Greenewalt Esq.

President, Du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
Through PIX Publishing re E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
10382
Oct 21 1949

Dr. William L. Robinson

Professor of Surgical Pathology, University of Toronto, Chief of Surgical Pathology Department
10385
Oct 27 1949

H. W. Manning Esq.

Vice President & Managing Director, The Great-West Life Assurance Co.
10389
Aug 1 1948

Madame Karsh

Senior, YK’s Mother. Taken in Studio, Summer of 1948
10390
Aug 1 1948

Mr. Karsh

Senior. YK’s Father. Taken in Studio, Summer of 1948
10396
Nov 23 1949

Charles E. Wilson

President, General Motors Corporation
For Esquire Magazine
10397
Nov 23 1949

George W. Mason Esq.

President & Chairman, Nash-Kelvinator Corp.
For Esquire Magazine
10400
Nov 29 1949

Camille Gutt Esq.

Chairman & Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
10402
Nov 29 1949

General Carl J. Gray

Head of Veteran’s Bureau, Washington, D.C.
For J. Walter Thompson
10412
Jan 6 1950

Hugh J. Ferry Esq.

President, Packard Motor Car Company
For Esquire Magazine
10424
Jan 19 1950

George Green

Secretary to Hon. Humphrey Mitchell, Minister of Labour
10428
Jan 29 1950

Dean Boggs

N.Y. Post Graduate Medical School
10439
Feb 13 1950

J. C. Cushing Esq.

Executive Vice President, National Breweries
For Dominion Brewers Association
10440
Feb 13 1950

J. B. Cross Esq.

President, Calgary Brewing & Malting Co.
For Dominion Brewers Association
10441
Feb 14 1950

R. L. Hearne Esq.

General Manager & Chief Engineer, Ontario Hydro Electric Power Commission
10445
Mar 1 1950

Frank Weil

President, National Jewish Welfare Board
10447
Feb 18 1950

Eugene Kash

Musical Director, National Film Board, Ottawa. Ottawa Childrens’ Concerts, and at Studio
10451
Mar 29 1950

E. C. Sammons Esq.

President, United States National Bank
For J. Walter Thompson Chicago
10452
Aug 1 1949

Christmas Cards

Chartres Cathedral, Wayside Chapel in Bavaria, “The Angels”, “Adoration of the Magi”
For J. Walter Thompson
10462
May 4 1950

Herbert G. Fales

Vice President, International Nickel Company
For PIX Publishing
10470
Jan 4 1950

Capri

YK's Easter visit
10472
May 22 1950

Dr. Paul Merica

Executive Vice President, International Nickel Company of Canada
Through PIX Publishing
10473
May 24 1950

George Szell Esq.

Director of Cleveland Orchestra
Through PIX Publishing re E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
10474
May 25 1950

Yukio Ozaki

Former Mayor of Tokyo
Readers Digest
10479
Jun 8 1950

Dr. Clara C. Benson

Retired Professor of Food Chemistry, Dept. of Household Science, University of Toronto
10481
Jun 20 1950

John J. Raskob Esq.

Builder of the Empire State Building
Through PIX Publishing re E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. Inc.
10486
Jul 8 1950

J. E. Hoeft Esq.

President, Glendale Federal Savings & Loan Association
10491
Aug 30 1950

D. C. Betts Esq.

Canadian Breweries Ltd.
For Dominion Brewers Association
10492
Sep 6 1959

Dr. Edwin Griswold Nourse

Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
Northwestern Mutual sitting for J. Walter Thompson
10498
Sep 1 1950

Harry W. Morrison Esq.

President, Morrison-Knudsen Company Inc.
For J. Walter Thompson Chicago (Northwestern Mutual account)
10499
Sep 19 1950

Dr. Alfred Blalock

Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital. (Of Blue Baby fame)
10515
Nov 1 1950

Herman B. Steinkraus

President and Chairman of the Board, Bridgeport Brass Co.
For Northwestern Mutual, J. Walter Thompson
10517
Oct 31 1950

Dr. Ralph J. Bunche

Professor of Government, Harvard University. “First ‘Negro’ to win Nobel Peace Prize”
10518
Oct 31 1950

Sir Gladwyn Jebb

British Delegate to United Nations
For THE QUEEN Magazine, London
10519
Nov 2 1950

Francis P. Matthews

Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C.
For Parade Magazine, through PIX
10521
Nov 2 1950

Mr. Robert A. Lovett

Under Secretary of State, Washington, D.C.
For PIX Publishing, Parade
10522
Nov 3 1950

Thomas K. Finletter

Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
For Parade Magazine, through PIX
10533
Nov 21 1950

General Omar Bradley

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.
For Parade Magazine, through PIX
10535
Nov 21 1950

Dr. Vannevar Bush

Carnegie Institute of Washington
Through PIX Publishing
10539
Nov 24 1950

Frank Pace Jr.

Secretary of the Army, Dept. of Defense, Washington, DC
10542
Nov 27 1950

Lawrence Langner

Director, The Theatre Guild Inc.
Northwestern Mutual sitting for J. Walter Thompson
10543
Nov 28 1950

Raymond Loewy Esq.

Industrial Designer
Arranged at request of Fred Birmingham - Esquire
10549
Dec 11 1950

T. J. Emmert Esq.

Executive Vice President, Ford Motor Co. of Canada, Ltd.
10551
Dec 14 1950

J. G. Johnston Esq.

Johnston, Everson & Charlesworth, writers on Public Relations
10564
Jan 19 1951

Curtis H. Gager Esq.

Vice President & Director, General Foods Corp.
Through PIX Publishing. General Foods
10571
Jan 30 1951

W. Robbins Esq.

Vice President, General Foods Corp.
Through PIX Publishing
10572
Jan 30 1951

Udell Young Esq.

Vice President, General Foods Corp.
Through PIX Publishing
10573
Jan 30 1951

Clarence Francis Esq.

Chairman of the Board, General Foods Corporations
Through PIX Publishing. General Foods
10574
Feb 3 1951

General Omar Bradley

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.
10578
Mar 6 1951

Warren W. Brown Esq.

Vice President i/c Traffic, Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway Co.
10580
Mar 6 1951

Signatures

Photographic copies made from various sources
10581
Mar 15 1951

Mr. Denis Amyot

Secretary of the Association of Canadian Distillers
10609
May 14 1951

D. C. Gaskin Esq.

Vice President & General Manager, Studebaker Corp. of Canada
10613
May 26 1951

Lawrence W. Tice Esq.

President, International Correspondence Schools
Northwestern Mutual sitting for J. Walter Thompson
10636
Sep 12 1951

H. F. Sadler Esq.

Vice President, United States Gypsum Co.
Through Hedrich-Blessing
10637
Sep 11 1951

C. H. Shaver Esq.

Vice President & Treasurer, United States Gypsum Company
Through Hedrich-Blessing
10639
Sep 12 1951

Earl C. Faulkner Esq.

General Sales Manager, United States Gypsum Co.
Through Hedrich-Blessing
10650
Oct 10 1951

George Blaisdell

President, Zippo Lighter Co.
Lord Calvert Series
10655
Oct 16 1951

A. B. Edge Esq. Jr.

President, Calloway Mills Co.
For J. Walter Thompson (Northwestern Mutual account)
10657
Oct 23 1951

George B. Oland Esq.

President & Managing Director, Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
For Dominion Brewers Association
10659
Oct 23 1951

Lois Deacon

(Muir)
Tests made with Monty for lighting
10671
Nov 1 1951

Fred Cole Esq.

Lord Calvert Series. For Geyer Newell & Ganger Inc.
10673
Nov 1 1951

James Hilton

For J Walter Thompson Ballantine Account
10676
Nov 27 1951

Mr. P. T. Wagoner

Chairman, The Underwood Company
Through PIX Publishing
10679
Nov 28 1951

A. C. Fuller Esq.

Chairman of the Board, The Fuller Brush Company
Through PIX Publishing
10680
Nov 29 1951

Award Fuller Esq.

Vice President & General Manager, The Fuller Brush Company
10685
Dec 7 1951

Elinor Lipper

Author; Soviet prison camp survivor
For Saturday Night Magazine
10687
Dec 11 1951

Dr. Harold Hunt

Northwestern Mutual Insurance
For J Walter Thompson
10714
Feb 25 1952

Lord Hives

Chairman of the Board & Managing Director, Rolls Royce Ltd.
10720
Mar 11 1952

Steinway

Family Group. Steinway & Sons
10727
Apr 10 1952

Kenneth Adams Esq.

President, Phillips Petroleum Company
Northwestern Mutual sitting for J. Walter Thompson
10737
Apr 28 1952

Solange Karsh

With Mme Gauthier and Nun, Mother St. Thomas Aquinas
10758
Jun 24 1952

Boeschenstein

Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corp.
Northwestern Mutual sitting for J. Walter Thompson
10769
Aug 30 1952

Mrs. Ives

Sister to Adlai Stevenson
10783
Sep 20 1952

J. E. Brownlee QC

President & General Manager, United Grain Growers Ltd.
10786
Oct 9 1952

Herbert E. Miller

President & Managing Director, Miller Lithographic Co. Ltd.
10801
Nov 19 1952

Mr. W. M. Robbins

Vice President, General Foods Corp.
Through PIX Publishing
10808
Nov 24 1952

J. K. Evans

General Manager, Maxwell House Div., General Foods
10809
Nov 24 1952

Harper

President, Maryland Casualty Corp
Through PIX Publishing
10810
Nov 26 1952

K. C. Towe

President, American Cyamid Co.
For J. M. Mathes Advertising through PIX Publishing
10813
Dec 1 1952

W. S. Gray

Chairman of the Board, Hanover Bank
10833
Dec 15 1952

Winthrop W. Aldrich

Chairman of the Board Of Directors, Chase National Bank. Ambassador of U.S to Britain
10837
Jan 6 1953

Weinberg Esq.

General Foods Corp.
Through PIX Publishing
10841
Jan 1 1953

Donald F. Hunter

Vice President and Managing Director, Maclean Hunter Publishing Co.
10842
Jan 31 1953

Wm. Grede

For Northwestern Mutual, J. Walter Thompson
10843
Feb 4 1953

Emil Rinck

Rheingold Beer
Foote, Cone & Belding Co. through PIX Publishing
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