William Jennings Bryan in the courtroom at the Scopes trial, Dayton, Tennessee

ID: SIA Acc. 10-042 [2009-21073]

Creator: Silverman, William

Form/Genre: Black-and-white negatives

Date: 1925

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-042, Image No. 2009-21073

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

Political and religious leader William Jennings Bryan (the balding man visible at center of group in back) participated enthusiastically in prosecuting John Thomas Scopes for teaching evolution. Like Clarence Darrow and many participants and spectators, Bryan had shed his coat because of the oppressive heat. Judge John T. Raulston had allowed press photographers and radio personnel to set up their equipment inside the courtroom.

Subject

  • Scopes, John Thomas Trials, litigation, etc
  • Darrow, Clarence 1857-1938
  • Bryan, William Jennings 1860-1925
  • Raulston, John T

Notes

See also number SPI_6046

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-042, Image No. 2009-21073

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1925
  • July 1925

Restrictions & Rights

  • No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
  • No Known Copyright Restrictions

Topic

Evolution

Form/Genre

Black-and-white negatives

Local number

SIA Acc. 10-042 [2009-21073]

Physical description

Cellulose nitrate film; 120mm

Full Record

View Full Record