William H. Taft Supreme Court Photograph, circa 1927, signed by all 9 justices, including Taft, the only president to later become a Supreme Court chief justice. Black and white photograph by Harris & Ewing shows four seated and five standing justices, with Taft in the center. The justices, all signing below the image, include Taft, James C. McReynolds, Oliver W. Holmes Jr., Edward T. Sanford, George Sutherland, Pierce Butler, Willis Van Devanter, Joseph McKenna, and Louis D. Brandeis. Image size 8-7/8" x 12-1/2" , Sight 11" x 14", framed 13" x 16". Provenance: Descended in the family of William Thomas Hammock, an attorney who became Assistant Attorney General of Arkansas. He was a prominent Mason, county and probate judge. He was presented with this photograph in the 1920s while serving as a judge in Arkansas. Condition: Minor light toning. Appears to retain the original wooden frame and framing materials.
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