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    Supreme Court Justice Robert Brook Taney Carte de Visite and Autograph Document Signed "R. B. Taney". Including: 1) Fine CDV portrait of Taney, circa 1874, with an M.P. Simon, Philadelphia studio imprint on the front of the mount. Later ink identification on the verso, excellent condition. 2) One page ADS, 8" x 6 ½", October 10, 1853, Baltimore. The document concerns a continuance of a trial in the District Court of Maryland. Excellent condition. Justice Taney is probably best known for being the Chief Justice during the infamous Dred Scott decision.

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    June, 2015
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
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