Tennessee v. John T. Scopes Trial: Outdoor proceedings on July 20, 1925, showing William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow

ID: SIA RU007091 [SIA2008-1114]

Creator: Davis, Watson 1896-1967

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1920s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Science Service Records, Image #SIA2008-1114

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Summary

William Jennings Bryan (seated at left) being interrogated by Clarence Seward Darrow, during the trial of the State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes, July 20, 1925. That Monday afternoon, because of the extreme heat, Judge Raulston moved court proceedings outdoors. The session was held on a platform that had been erected at the front of the Rhea County Courthouse to accommodate ministers who wanted to preach during the time of the trial. Defense lawyers for Scopes (John R. Neal, Arthur Garfield Hays, and Dudley Field Malone) are visible seated to the extreme right. One of the men at left, with his back to the photographer, appears to be Scopes. The court reporters are seated at the table.

Creator

Davis, Watson 1896-1967

Subject

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

Notes

  • See also number SPI_5289
  • See also number 7091Davis27
  • No Known Copyright Restrictions

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Science Service Records, Image #SIA2008-1114

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 [SIA2008-1114]