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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

The Charter of the United Nations

Vyacheslav M. Molotov, 1945

The Charter of the United Nations was signed on June 26, 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October 1945. Yousuf Karsh was sent there by LIFE to photograph the delegates, including Anthony Eden, British Foreign Secretary at the time; His Royal Highness Ibn Abdul Aziz Faisal, Viceroy of the Hejaz and Minister of Foreign Affairs for Saudi Arabia; and Vyacheslav Molotov, USSR People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs.

This frame of Mr. Molotov is new to our digital archives. We are scanning weekly!