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Prints 11 x 14 and smaller [graphic material] : Formerly Group 2.

Sub-series consists of



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

ca. 7200 photographs b&w prints

Scope and content

This subseries is comprised of prints 11 x 14 inches and smaller selected from the Individual Portrait Sittings by Yousuf Karsh. There are an average of 7-8 prints of each subject for the material acquired in 1987, each using different lighting or printing techniques. The prints acquired in 1997 in this series are all glossies, with 15 to 20 poses per sitting. The prints are arranged alphabetically, not by negative number. Karsh's signature appears below the image or on the verso. Most of the images are formal portraits, however there are some informal portraits, as well as some images of the environment of the person as studies for the final portrait. There is also a set of special prints, made up of non-portrait studies, from the early period in his career.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from KAR 271 to KAR 403
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