An inscribed photograph of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Black and white, on heavy photo card stock. 1 inch tear along right edge, fold beneath, residual tape at top right corner. Photograph was previously framed. Inscribed along top edge: “To the most Honorable David N. Edelstein, With cheers on the year 2000’s triple milestones, and appreciation for your unparalleled contributions to the U.S. Judiciary, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 3/14/2000.” Provenance: Estate of Florence and Judge David Edelstein, Doyle Historical Auctions, 2019.
Comments: Manhattan District Court Judge David N. Edelstein was nominated to serve on the federal court by President Harry Truman in 1951. He served as the chief judge of the Southern District of New York from 1971 to 1980 but continued to practice until his death in 2000. He is best remembered for the antitrust actions taken against I.B.M. and his efforts to seek out corruption in the Teamsters Union. He was the last serving federal judge appointed by President Truman.