Thursday, June 26, 2014

Throwback Thursday

This is my dad's certificate to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. Dad was sponsored by Peter F. Hines, an attorney and member of the Boston City Counsel.

Other than the header, picture of the courthouse in Washington, DC, and the seal, this document is entirely handwritten! I can see faint pencil lines where the calligrapher ruled lines for the text. The text is written in Copperplate.


  1. Impressive! Both the calligraphy and your Dad's accomplishment!