Clarence S. Darrow interrogating William Jennings Bryan, Scopes trial, Dayton, Tennessee

ID: SIA Acc. 10-042 [2009-21077]

Creator: Silverman, William

Form/Genre: Black-and-white negatives

Date: 1925

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-042, Image No. 2009-21077

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When Arthur Garfield Hays finished reading the scientists' statements, Clarence S. Darrow asked that the "Read Your Bible" sign be removed. Hays then called William Jennings Bryan to the stand and Darrow began one of the most famous examinations in American jurisprudence. The defense team sits directly behind Darrow (visible, from left, are: Dudley Field Malone, his arm on railing; Hays; and Scopes's Tennessee attorney John R. Neal).


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


See also number SPI_6051

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-042, Image No. 2009-21077

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  • 1925
  • July 20, 1925

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Black-and-white negatives

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SIA Acc. 10-042 [2009-21077]

Physical description

Cellulose nitrate film; 120mm

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