Lot #345
John T. Scopes

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Estimate: $200+

Description

American educator (1900-1970) who defied state law in Tennessee by teaching the theory of evolution, precipitating the famous 'Monkey Trial' trial in 1925. He was convicted and received a nominal fine, but the decision was ultimately reversed on a technicality. Ballpoint signature, "John T. Scopes,” on an off-white 3.5 x 5.5 card bearing an affixed portrait, affixed alongside a news clipping about him. In fine condition. From the collection of Stephen Adamson.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #589 - Ended August 12, 2020





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