Signed Postal Cover / Autograph Note Signed. John T. MOUTOUX.

Signed Postal Cover / Autograph Note Signed.

The famed Scopes Trial of July 1925 in Tennessee was first brought to national attention by this young "Nashville News-Sentinel" reporter, whose astute reports helped begin the snowballing that ended in a national debate on evolution, Clarence Darrow's victory and William Jennings Bryan's humiliation. Signed Postal Cover, 6½" X 3½", cancelled in Dayton, Tennessee on 5 May 1975. Near fine. Single 10-cent "United States" crossed flags stamp at upper right. Special "Scopes Trial / 50th Anniversary / 1925 -- 1975" postal cancellation. Across the "sweet spot," Moutoux signs boldly in blue ballpoint. With brief ANS, 1p, 4" X 6", n.p., n.y. "I'm happy to do this for you," signed simply "John." Original transmittal envelope (cancelled 11 October 1977) present, signed again by Moutoux with return address in his hand. An unusual trio. Item #22980

Price: $50.00

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