3-1/2" x 4-1/2" Signed Print of Clarence Darrow and Robert R Gros.
The "Grand Old Man of the American Bar" Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. Gros, Robert R. [1914-1997]. [3-1/2" x 4-1/2" Signed Print of Clarence Darrow and Robert R. Gros]. [California?, before 1933]. Light fading, two small pin holes to top of photo, signature "Clarence Darrow" in ink to lower right corner, minor soiling to verso, which has caption "The 'Grand old man of the American Bar," with one of the millions who want to someday be lawyers!", probably in Gros's hand. $750. * Robert R. Gros was a public relations director for Pacific Gas and Electric company acquainted with many famous and influential people, Darrow among them. At the time of this photo, he was likely a student at Stanford University, where he graduated in 1935. Although he never became a lawyer, the possibility was clearly in his thoughts for a time, as evidenced by a 1933 letter he received from Darrow: "I assume you are intending to practise [sic] law when you finish your college-course. It is a bum profession, as generally practised...Of course, however, there is a lot of chance to do some good in this profession if you can get along without making money your ambition" (Darrow, Tietjen, ed.). The same letter references a prior visit to California, when this photo was likely taken. Darrow, Tietjen, Ed. In the Clutches of the Law: Clarence Darrow's Letters 451.
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