“You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free”: Photograph of Clarence Darrow; Inscribed by Him

  • Clarence Darrow Signed Photograph.

Clarence Darrow Signed Photograph.


Item Number: 84255

Original photograph of prominent American attorney and civil libertarian Clarence Darrow. Signed by Darrow on the lower right-hand corner of the photograph four years after the historic Scopes Monkey Trial, “Clarence Darrow with best wishes to his friend Donald Gallagher Chicago March 14th 1929.” Matted and framed the entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 17 inches.

Renowned for his wit and eloquence, American lawyer Clarence Seward Darrow became one of the foremost attorneys of early 20th century America and defended many of the most famous trials of that time. His clients included wealthy teenage students Leopold and Loeb who were found guilty of kidnapping and murdering fellow student Bobby Franks in 1924 and teacher John T. Scopes who was found guilty of violating Tennessee's Butler act which prohibited the teaching of evolution in public schools in 1925.

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