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Yousuf Karsh
Canadian, born Armenia, 1908–2002

Albert Schweitzer

1954

Object Type: Photograph
Dimensions:
20 in. x 16 in. (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print on paper
Accession Number: 2013.0005.0061

Credit Line: Gift of Estrellita Karsh, in honor of Mark M. Johnson, and in memory of Yousuf Karsh
Copyright: © Estate of Yousuf Karsh


Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965)
Schweitzer, a French medical missionary and humanitarian, was educated at the universities of Strasbourg, Paris, and Berlin, obtaining degrees in philosophy, theology, and medicine. In 1913 he founded a hospital in Lambarene, Africa, an endeavor that occupied him for the rest of his life and led to his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. His published writings cover his many interests, specifically Africa, medicine, music, religion, and philosophy.

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