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In 2004 the Society received from the family of late Circuit Judge Giles S. Rich a collection of some 700 photographs which were taken by Judge Rich, who was an avid and talented photographer. These photographs were taken over the period of 1956 when he was appointed to the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals until his death in 1999 when he was serving on its successor court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. At the time of his death, Judge Rich was the oldest federal judge to serve in an active status in the history of the nation.

Through a grant from the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Foundation, Inc., in 2005 the Society began to catalogue and publish electronically these photographs, as well as other pictures collected over the years from the aforementioned courts and the United States Court of Claims. These photographs include pictures of judges, court personnel, other government officials, buildings which have housed these courts, and events of historical significance which took place involving the courts.

The Society has scanned over 1000 photographs, and has now categorized, captioned, formatted and indexed them. The photographs that follow are a small sample of the Society's Photographic Archives collection. The Society hopes to publish the remainder of its photographs soon.

The Society acknowledges the unique contribution of George E. Hutchinson, the original Clerk of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, for acting as Curator in the establishment and cataloging of this collection.



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