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1959 U.S. Supreme Court Signed Photograph
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,204.00
Classic black and white presentation photograph of the U.S. Supreme Court signed by all nine members of the 1959 Warren Court. Official portrait taken by renowned Washington photographers Harris & Ewing features the justices in formal dress, identified and captioned "Supreme Court of the United States June 1959." In the wide, white margin below the justices have signed in black or blue ink as follows: "W O Douglas," "Hugo L Black," "Earl Warren," "Felix Frankfurter," "Tom C. Clark," "Charles E. Whittaker," "John M Harlan," "Wm J Brennan Jr," "Potter Stewart". All signatures are flawless, each grading "9" or "10," and neatly spaced. This photo dates from the heart of Earl Warren's sixteen-year tenure as Chief Justice. During this period the Warren Court ruled on such landmark cases as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Ks. and Miranda v. State of Arizona. Called one of the three all-time greatest Chief Justices, along with Charles Evans Hughes and John Marshall, by Justice William O. Douglas, Earl Warren presided over what Justice Abe Fortas would later term "the most profound and pervasive revolution ever achieved by substantially peaceful means." This is a very distinguished, exclusive, and ideal signed tribute to one of the most influential ruling bodies of modern times, created specifically to be presented to dignitaries and intended for display. Beautifully matted and framed to total dimensions of 19.5 x 17 inches. This piece has been beautifully preserved and has obviously been kept as a treasured keepsake. Near Mint condition. LOA from James Spence, Steve Grad & John Reznikoff/PSA DNA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,204.00
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