William Jennings Bryan versus Clarence Darrow, July 20, 1925
Jul, 1925
William Jennings Bryan (seated at left) was questioned by Clarence Seward Darrow during the trial of State of Tennessee vs. John Thomas Scopes on July 20, 1925. The trial had been moved outside by the judge who claimed the crowd was too large and feared the floor might collapse. However, John Scopes believed the trial was moved outside because of the oppressive heat. This is a rare photo undiscovered until 2004. From the Smithsonian Institution.