Tennessee v. John T. Scopes Trial: The seven scientists asked to testify for the defense standing in front of the Defense Mansion

ID: SIA RU007091 [SIA2008-1146]

Creator: Davis, Watson 1896-1967

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1925

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-1146

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Scientists who submitted testimony for the defense of John Thomas Scopes, Dayton, Tennessee, July 1925. Back row (left to right): Horatio Hackett Newman (University of Chicago), Maynard Mayo Metcalf (Johns Hopkins University), Fay-Cooper Cole (University of Chicago), and Jacob Goodale Lipman (Rutgers University). Front row (left to right): Winterton Conway Curtis (University of Missouri), Wilbur Armstrong Nelson (State Geologist of Tennessee), and William Marion Goldsmith (Southwestern University).


  • Cole, Fay-Cooper 1881-1961
  • Curtis, Winterton C (Winterton Conway) 1875-1965
  • Goldsmith, William Marion 1888-1955
  • Lipman, Jacob Goodale 1874-1939
  • Metcalf, Maynard M (Maynard Mayo) 1868-1940
  • Nelson, Wilbur A (Wilbur Armistead) 1890-1969
  • Newman, Horatio Hackett 1875-1957
  • Scopes, John Thomas Trials, litigation, etc
  • University of Chicago
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Missouri
  • Tennessee State Geologist
  • Southwestern University (Winfield, Kan.)


See also number SPI_5305

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-1146

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  • 1925
  • July 1925

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Dayton (Tenn.)


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