Clarence S. Darrow (center) standing near Rhea County Courthouse with unidentified man (left) and Gordon McKenzie (right), Dayton, Tennessee, probably July 20, 1925.

ID: SIA Acc. 10-042 [2009-21078]

Creator: Silverman, William

Form/Genre: Black-and-white negatives

Date: 1925

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-042, Image No. 2009-21078

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Summary

Taken during the Tennessee v. John T. Scopes Trial. The morning of July 20, 1925, promised to be one of the month's hottest. Legal fireworks were also expected in the courtroom. On Friday, July 17, Judge John T. Raulston had threatened to cite Darrow for contempt. Darrow is holding a Chattanooga newspaper describing the episode, and he is probably about to enter the courthouse, where he would apologize before proceeding with the defense of John Thomas Scopes.

Subject

  • Scopes, John Thomas Trials, litigation, etc
  • Raulston, John T
  • Darrow, Clarence 1857-1938
  • Hays, Arthur Garfield 1881-1954

Notes

See also number SPI_6049

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-042, Image No. 2009-21078

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1925
  • July 1925

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Topic

Evolution

Form/Genre

Black-and-white negatives

Local number

SIA Acc. 10-042 [2009-21078]

Physical description

Cellulose nitrate film; 120mm

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