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Harris & Ewing (fl. 1937) [Portrait of Supreme Court Justices]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02929.01 Author/Creator: Harris & Ewing (fl. 1937) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph signed Date: circa 1940 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 34.1 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02929.01 Author/Creator: Harris & Ewing (fl. 1937) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph signed Date: circa 1940 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 25.3 x 34.1 cm.

Formal group portrait of the Supreme Court Justices in robes. Signed by the nine justices: Owen J. Roberts, J.C. McReynolds, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan Fisk Stone, Hugo L. Black, William O. Douglas, Stanley Reed, Felix Frankfurter, and Frank Murphy.

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