Fantastic grouping of signatures of 6 members of the 1937 Supreme Court, each on its own 4.25×3.25 “Supreme Court of the United States / Washington D.C.” card. The collection includes:
Charles E. Hughes (Chief Justice)
James C. McReynolds (adds “Justice” in his hand)
Pierce Butler (adds “June 1, 1937”)
Owen J. Roberts
Willis Van Devanter (adds “May 17, 1937”)
Of note, Van Devanter announced his retirement from the court the very next day after signing this card ending this version of the Hughes Court.
A great collection of Supreme Court autographs.
All in fine condition, with just minor wear to corners from previous autograph album display. Accompanied by one Supreme Court mailing envelope, postmarked May 25, 1937, and almost certainly from the Van Devanter card.
All these autographs were obtained by a young girl from New Jersey who collected autographs of many politicians and important figures in 1937.
This court served together from 1932-1937.