Portrait of Winston Churchill taken in Canada, Dec 1941

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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 2 Jun 2012

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
7 Apr 2012 12:24:34 AM

This is probably the best known photograph of Winston Churchill, at least in America. This was the cover photo for Life Magazine on May 21, 1945. It is said to be the most reproduced portrait photo in history. The story behind this photo is that once the photographer, Yousuf Karsh, was finished setting up his lighting, he abruptly snatched Churchillís ever-present cigar from his hands and snapped this image. Churchill complained that he was not ready and asked Karsh to take another photo. The second photo, with Churchill showing a small but warm smile, was a nice photo but it lacked all the character captured in the more spontaneous image seen here.

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