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Yousuf Karsh (United States/Canada, 1908-2002)
gelatin silver print, signed in pencil, copyright in plate and on verso.
H13" W10 1/8"
Together with book: Karsh, Yousuf. KARSH: AMERICAN LEGENDS. Boston: Little Brown, 1992. (2pcs)

Provenance: Aiken, SC private collection. Purchased from the daughter of the original owner who received the piece from Karsh.

Other Notes: This iconic portrait was taken by Karsh in 1941 and sold to Life magazine for $100. Orginally depicted within the pages of the magazine, it became their cover shot on May 21, 1945.

Stamp on verso reads: "COPYRIGHT BY/KARSH/This is a copyrighted KARSH photograph,/Reproduction without written permission/strictly prohibited/FOR PRIVATE USE ONLY, Not to be syndicated, rented or loaned,/Ottawa, Canada". Additional pencil writing on back includes numbers, measurements and illegible scribbling.

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March 26, 2011 10:00 AM EDT
West Columbia, SC, US

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