Unearthed Treasure: Photos of the Scopes Monkey Trial

Earlier this month, I listened to a fascinating program on NPR (yes, sometimes it’s possible) honoring the 80th anniversary of the Scopes Monkey Trial.

The Smithsonian recently discovered remarkable unseen photos taken in Dayton, Tenn., of the famous clash of religion, evolution and public school education.

  Clarence Darrow questioning William Jennings Bryan outdoors on July 20, 1925

Bryan died five days after the trial ended.

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