by Manuscript; Cardozo, Benjamin N.
1937. Cardozo Can't Recall Any Memories Worth Sharing [Manuscript]. Cardozo, Benjamin N. [1870-1938]. [Shapiro, Harold Roland]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, To Shapiro On Supreme Court Letterhead, March 26, 1937]. Single 7-3/4" x 5" sheet. Horizontal fold line though center, tiny inkspot above letterhead, otherwise fine. [With] Cardozo, Benjamin N. [6-1/2" x 8-1/2" Black-and-White Photograph of Cardozo's Chair in the Supreme Court Courtroom Draped in Black Bunting]. [Washington, DC: International News Photos, July 12, 1938]. Light wear to edges, stamps and caption to verso. $750. * Cardozo writes (in part): "Many thanks for your letter. Alas, I have no reminiscences worthy to be recorded!" Shapiro was an assistant district attorney in New York City and the author of books and articles on a wide range of topics. Shapiro's request for a reminiscence was probably related to one of his writing projects. The photograph's caption reads (in part): "IN MOURNING: The Supreme Court chair of Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, who died last Saturday, was draped in black today. It was the first time that mourning black was placed on the bench since 1930, when Justice Sanford died.
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