DescriptionWhite Supreme Court Oversized Albumen Photograph Signed by all Nine Justices. Measuring 18.5" x 12.5" and mounted on a double backing board to an overall size of 21.5" x 16.5", 1911. Signed by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Willis Van Devanter, John Marshall Harlan, Horace H. Lurton, Edward D. White, Charles E. Hughes, Joseph McKenna, Joseph R. Lamar, and William R. Day. Photographed by Harris-Ewing of Washington, D. C. Backing board is chipped at the top edge, but photograph is in excellent condition.
The White Court was responsible for overturning the grandfather clauses of the states of Oklahoma and Maryland that barred most African-Americans from voting because they were illiterate. The court found this went against the Fifteenth Amendment. It is also of interest to note that Edward White, who was appointed by President William Taft, is the only Chief Justice to be followed in that position by the president who had appointed him.
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