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Famous glossies and portraits [graphic material] : Formerly Group 5.

Sub-series consists of



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

ca. 11,090 photographs : 11,060 b&w and 30 col. prints.

Scope and content

This subseries is comprised of two parts: a set of black and white glossy prints arranged in alphabetical order of Yousuf Karsh's most famous prints; and a set of his famous portraits, labelled on the individual boxes, with the proofs numbered, and the choice of the sitter indicated. The second set includes both colour and black and white material, sometimes from the same sitting.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
KAR 179
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from KAR 404 to KAR 469
KAR 471
from KAR 473 to KAR 481
from KAR 483 to KAR 499
KAR 410.1
KAR 431.1
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from KAR 501 to KAR 513
90: Open
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Access: No restrictions on access for purposes of private study.
Restrictions on use: For items in copyright: for private study and research purposes, Library and Archives Canada will provide only colour or black and white photographs up to an 8x10 in. format. The photographs will be blindstamped or embossed. For exhibition loans, contact: Director General, Preservation Branch, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N4. For public, commercial, or other for profit uses contact: in Canada and the United States: Julie Grahame,, 917-361-9791. International: Camera Press, 21 Queen Elizabeth St., London, England, SE1 2PD, tel: 44 (0)20 7378 1300.

Finding aid 197 covers the photographic material in the accession 1987-054. FA-197 (Paper)

Additional information

Custodial history
Yousuf and Estrellita Karsh