Tennessee vs. John Scopes "Monkey Trial": Outdoor trial showing William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow, Dayton, Tennessee

ID: SIA RU007091 [SIA2007-0125]

Creator: Davis, Watson 1896-1967

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1920s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Science Service Records, Image #SIA2007-0125

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Summary

Judge John T. Raulston moved the trial proceedings outdoors to a temporary platform erected near the Rhea County Courthouse due to the stifling heat in the courtroom. Defense attorney Clarence Darrow (standing at right) continues his interrogation of the chief prosecution lawyer, William Jennings Bryan (seated to the left), with the crowd of observers remaining silent. Defense lawyers for John Thomas Scopes, John R. Neal, Arthur Garfield Hays, and Dudley Field Malone, can be seen sitting to the right. Behind the court reporters at the table, in the left front, is the defendant, John Thomas Scopes.

Creator

Davis, Watson 1896-1967

Subject

  • Bryan, William Jennings 1860-1925
  • Darrow, Clarence 1857-1938
  • Hays, Arthur Garfield 1881-1954
  • Malone, Dudley Field 1880-
  • Neal, John Randolph 1876-1959
  • Raulston, John T
  • Scopes, John Thomas
  • Scopes, John Thomas Trials, litigation, etc

Notes

  • See also number SPI_5270
  • See also number 7091Davis28
  • No Known Copyright Restrictions

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Science Service Records, Image #SIA2007-0125

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1925
  • July 20, 1925

Topic

  • Creationism
  • Evolution

Place

Dayton (Tenn.)

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU007091 [SIA2007-0125]