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Arthur Garfield Hays reading the scientists’ testimony into the record, Scopes trial, Dayton, Tennessee, July 20, 1925.

Creator/Photographer: William Silverman


Type: Photographs


Date: 1925


Image ID: 2009-21079


Description: 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.


Contained in: Acc. 10-042, William Silverman Photographs, 1925


Place: USA


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Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives


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