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Archive of four (4) items related to The Scopes Trial, including cut signatures and photograph. Commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial but formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes, The Scopes Trial was an American legal case in July 1925 in which a substitute high school teacher, John T. Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which had made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) cut signatures, Clarence Seward Darrow (1857-1938) and William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925), secured with old masking tape to a copy of a photograph of the two lawyers during the trial. Includes another copy of a photograph taken during the trial. Cut signatures range in size from 2 1/8" H x 3 1/2" W to 2 3/4" H x 4 1/2" W. Photocopies – 8 1/8" H x 10 1/8" W. 3rd item: Photograph depicting Clarence Seward Darrow and John Thomas Scopes (1900-1970) in a building lobby with several unidentified people. Pencil inscription reading "atty Clarence Darrow/John T Scopes/Dayton Tenn/1925" en verso. Mounted to card stock. 7 1/8" H x 9 1/8" W. 4th item: Calling card signed and inscribed "To Mr & Mrs Charles Warren/from Mr & Mrs W.J. Bryan" above and printed lettering reading "With best wishes/for your heather and happiness/throughout the New York" below the image of a lit candle. Later pencil marks, lower left and en verso. 3 1/4" H x 4 7/8" W. All items early 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: 1st-2nd items: Darrow signature in overall good, clear condition. Bryan signature in legible condition with areas of acid burn. 3rd item: Overall good condition. 4th item: Bryan's signature and inscription in overall very good, legible condition. Traces of paste residue en verso.