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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Inside the Robert A. Caro Archive

“Turn Every Page”: Inside the Robert A. Caro Archive is the first public exhibition drawn from the archive of the author whose award-winning works on Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson are regarded as masterpieces of modern biography and history. Caro used Karsh’s portrait of Johnson on the cover of his book The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 4 (Knopf, 2012).

“The ongoing exhibition includes never-before-seen highlights from the archive – which New-York Historical acquired in 2019 – that provide an intimate view of how Caro started his career and how he worked as a reporter.

Caro’s meticulousness as a reporter, biographer, and historian – which enabled him to become the country’s premier chronicler of political power – is on view to the public in his research notebooks, handwritten interview notes, scrapbooks, photographs, and original manuscript pages.” Read more.