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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

The Marshall Plan

General George C. Marshall, 1950

On this day, April 3, in 1948, President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, named after General George C. Marshall, Secretary of State, who advocated a significant U.S. economic and political commitment to post-war European recovery.

Karsh photographed General Marshall in 1944 when he was Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and again in 1950, shortly after his tenure as United States Secretary of State. Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953.

See Marshall in his 1944 Sitting.  See some other Nobel Prize winners photographed by Karsh.

Harry Truman, 1948
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