It is an accepted truth that your workspace may play a role in the quality of your output.

For that reason, I am abashed to tell you for how long I have stared at my office’s white walls. Unadorned—by anything—since I moved in years ago, my space envelopes me like an arctic floe, or a blank page. I knew on many levels that such a thing was not positive for someone who writes—I have plenty of blank pages already. But I held out for just the right piece to obliterate the snowy expanse.

I finally have given up that ghost. Instead, this past weekend I pounded some nails and hung some art.

Well, I call it art.

It is a collection I have of old lawyerabilia (yes, I insist there is such a word). It includes a few prints and a hand-written cartoon by Steve Benson.

But the main things I enjoy are the old ads that feature lawyers, such as the “judge” shilling for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes (“More judges pass down a friendly verdict on Kellogg’s Corn Flakes than on any other cereal”), trial lawyer F. Lee Bailey tipping back for Smirnoff Vodka, and a circa-1930s campaign card for a Pennsylvania judge (“Your vote and influence will be appreciated” – Canons, anyone?).

I also love the Time Magazine cover from 1978 headlined “Those **@!! Lawyers.” Who among us hasn’t felt the same?

Here are a few photos.

In the democratic spirit on this Change of Venue Friday, let me know what you appreciate. Make your selection from the poll below. (For a better view before you vote, click on any of the images.)