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SCOTUS Signed Photograph of the Vinson Court
Washington DC, 1950. SIGNED by all nine Supreme Court Justices of what was known as the Vinson Court ('46 - '53). This B&W period photograph is copyrighted by 'Harris Ewing'. There are at least three known photographic versions of this Court, a different one being in the Harry S Truman Library. Overall, this item is in Very Good condition with historical significance. Seven of the nine signatures are very good, Justice Douglas in his characteristic blue pen. Justices Vinson and Hugo Black have ink fade. Chief Justice Vinson, Fred Moore, 1890-1953; Associate Justices; Reed, Stanley Forman, 1884-1980.; Minton, Sherman, 1890-1965; Jackson, Robert Houghwout, 1892-1954; Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965; Douglas, William Orville, 1898- 1980; Clark, Tom Campbell, 1899-1977; Burton, Harold Hitz, 1888-1964; Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971. Frederick "Fred" Moore Vinson was a Democratic politician who served the United States in all three branches of government. He was the 13th Chief Justice, the 53rd Secretary of the Treasury and multiple terms as a Representative from Kentucky. Vinson was a close confidante of Truman, even to the point of being encouraged by Truman to run for president in 1952. The major issues his court dealt with included racial segregation, labor unions, communism, and loyalty oaths. On racial segregation, he wrote that states practicing the separate but equal doctrine must provide facilities that were truly equal. The case of Brown v. Board of Education was before the Court at the time of his death. 'Harris & Ewing' was the largest photography studio in the U.S. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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