Arthur Garfield Hays reading the scientists' testimony into the record, Scopes trial, Dayton, Tennessee

ID: SIA Acc. 10-042 [2009-21079]

Creator: Silverman, William

Form/Genre: Black-and-white negatives

Date: 1925

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-042, Image No. 2009-21079

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On Monday afternoon, Judge John T. Raulston declared that court would adjourn to where the temperature might be cooler and spectators accommodated more safely. When court resumed on a platform outside the courthouse, defense attorney Hays continued reading the defense experts' sworn affidavits into the record (the judge had refused to allow them to testify in person). Visible on the courthouse wall is one of many "Read Your Bible" signs hung in Dayton throughout the trial. Attorney Dudley Field Malone can be seen behind Hays.


  • Scopes, John Thomas Trials, litigation, etc
  • Raulston, John T
  • Hays, Arthur Garfield 1881-1954
  • Malone, Dudley Field 1880-


See also number SPI_6050

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-042, Image No. 2009-21079

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  • 1925
  • July 20, 1925

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Black-and-white negatives

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SIA Acc. 10-042 [2009-21079]

Physical description

Cellulose nitrate film; 120mm;

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