Luther Burbank
Aug, 1910
Luther Burbank was a world-famous horticulturist, botanist and agricultural science pioneer. His work in developing new plant varieties was seen as helping to prove evolution. Scopes' defense said before the trial that Burbank would testify; however, he had merely agreed to serve on their advisory committee. Burbank thought the trial was a joke but believed it would reduce the number of bigots. Judge Raulston appeared disappointed when he found out Burbank would not appear in person. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-55143.