DC -- Supreme Court Building -- Exhibit: Curious Courtroom Sketches of Harris B. Steinberg::
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On April 22, 1949, attorney and amateur artist Harris B. Steinberg sketched the Justices on the Bench while waiting for his case to be heard before the Court. At the end of the day the Marshal requested the sketches and they have remained unseen in the Court’s archives until now. These are the only known drawings made of the Justices from the perspective of a lawyer about to participate in oral arguments.
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SCXSTE_130208_07.JPG: On Friday, April 22, 1949, New York attorney Harris B. Steinberg arrived at the Supreme Court Building as co-counsel in the last case the Court would hear that day, Krakower v New York. An amateur artist, Steinberg decided to take advantage of the wait before his case was heard by making several sketches of the Justices sitting before him.
His unusual activities drew the attention of the Marshal of the Court, Thomas Waggaman. When Court adjourned, the Marshal made the equally unusual move of requesting the drawings from Mr. Steinberg. Those drawings, exhibited here for the first time, are the only known sketches of the Justices on the Bench made by a lawyer who was about to participate in oral arguments.
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2013 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000 and Nikon D600.
Trips this year:
three Civil War Trust conferences (Memphis, TN, Jackson, MS [to which I added a week to to visit sites in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee], and Richmond, VA), and
my 8th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including sites in Nevada and California).
Ego Strokes: Aviva Kempner used my photo of her as her author photo in Larry Ruttman's "American Jews & America's Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball" book.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 570,000.