Canada: The Face of History

Yousuf Karsh is a lively, bald-pated little man with a mission: to photograph the faces of the great men of his time. That became his ambition after he came to Canada from Turkish Armenia at 15 and went to work in his uncle's photographic studio in Sherbrooke, Que. Eventually Yousuf Karsh set up his own studio in Ottawa and before long his dramatic, three-dimensional portraits had made him Ottawa's top photographer. Then, on Dec. 30, 1941, Winston Churchill came to town.

Karsh's good friend, Prime Minister Mackenzie King, persuaded reluctant Winston Churchill to pose for the "local photographer" in the Speaker's Library...

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