William Jennings Bryan in the courtroom at the Scopes trial, Dayton, Tennessee, July 1925.
Creator/Photographer: William Silverman
Image ID: 2009-21073
Description: 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.
Contained in: Acc. 10-042, William Silverman Photographs, 1925
Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives