Item MS-10-1, Box 2, Folder 27 - Portrait of Tim Buck by Yousuf Karsh

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Portrait of Tim Buck by Yousuf Karsh

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Yousuf Karsh

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MS-10-1, Box 2, Folder 27

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  • [ca. 1950s] (Creation)
    Karsh, Yousuf

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1 photograph : b&w ; 22 x 25 cm

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(December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002)

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Yousuf Karsh was an Armenian-Canadian photographer best known for his portraits of notable individuals. He has been described as one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th century.

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Item is a publicity photograph of Tim Buck (1891-1973). Buck was the general secretary of the Communist Party of Canada from 1929-1962. The photograph was taken by Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), a celebrated portrait photographer.

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See MS-10-1, Box 2, Folder 26 for documents originally found with this portrait.

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Copyright is held by the Estate of Yousuf Karsh. Photograph is made available online with the permission of the Estate of Yousuf Karsh.

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  • English

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