Monday, February 29, 2016

Library of Congress acquires forty years of courtroom art

I don't know if this interests you but I just found out that the Library of Congress has obtained 96 courtroom sketches of high-profile cases, spanning over four decades. The drawings range from Watergate whistleblower Mark Felt to murderer Charles Manson, and were acquired through the generosity of the prominent Los Angeles lawyer Thomas V. Girardi. The collection includes illustrations by Aggie Kenny, Bill Robles and Elizabeth Williams, who have chronicled famous trials over the last fifty years. Although courtroom art is slowly going out of fashion in many court districts, sketch artists are still widely used around the world.

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