H.L.M. (H.L. Mencken), Dayton, Tennessee, Scopes Trial

Hugo Gellert, American (born Hungary), 1892 - 1985



Lithographic crayon and graphite on newsprint

Overall: 11 × 8 in. (27.9 × 20.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Collection of Dartmouth College Library



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in graphite, lower right: HUGO / GELLERT; inscribed, in graphite, along lower edge: Drawn in the court-room at Dayton, Tenn.; inscribed, in ink, lower right [yet another hand]: There is some error here. / [different hand?] Gellert must have been / looking at the Presbyterian pastor / HL Mencken [?]; inscribed on face of folder, in ink: H.L.M. / BY / HUGO GELLERT / DAYTON TENN / SWOPES [sic] TRIAL

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, ill. p. 234.


Richard H. Mandel; given to Dartmouth College through the Friends of the Library.

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