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Library of Congress Acquires Historic Courtroom Sketches

Drawings include scenes from Charles Manson, Larry Flynt trials

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The Library of Congress recently acquired the Thomas V. Girardi collection, a group of 96 illustrations from historic court cases. Sketch artists Aggie Kenny, Bill Robles, and Elizabeth Williams produced the pieces for a variety of cases, including those involving Charles Manson in 1970 and Hustler publisher Larry Flynt in 1987.  

Charles Manson
Charles Manson on stand, 1970 (Bill Robles)
John DeLorean
Embrace between John De Lorean and Cristina Ferrare after DeLorean’s acquittal in drug trial in L.A. (Bill Robles)
Larry Flynt
In the Supreme Court, arguing ‘Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell” as Larry Flynt sits in his wheelchair (Kenny Aggie)
Bernie Madoff
Bernie Madoff going to jail post plea, March 12, 2009 (Elizabeth Williams)
Mark Felt
U.S. Attorney John Wing questioning former F.B.I. official Mark Felt (later revealed to be Deep Throat) (Kenny Aggie)