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Description: During the first half of the 20th c. John E. Boos of Albany, NY contacted thousands of people who lived through the Civil War, had encounters with Abraham Lincoln, or had an interest in Lincoln. He asked that they write down their memories or, in some cases, he sent them the text of the Gettysburg Address asking them to sign it and comment.

We offer one such printed address which Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo has signed. Typed text on the page states: “Praise would be irreverence if directed to this supreme achievement… Washington, D.C. April 29, 1934.”

Benjamin Cardozo (1870-1938) served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1932 until his death in 1938.

Sheet measures 9″ x 6″ and is tipped to a bevelled mount and double-matted and framed to: 18″ x 15″. Verso of frame has an Argosy Bookstore, NYC label…they apparently sold this item at a point in the somewhat distant past.  Item #A01652

Condition: Sheet has a 1/4″ tear at upper left margin, a vertical fold not touching signature, otherwise very good.