[Crowd outside Courthouse Building during Leopold and Loeb Trial]

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Publication: 1924-07-26

The trial of Nathan Leopold (1904-1971) and Richard Loeb (1905-1936), at Chicago's Courthouse Place, was a media spectacle drawing hundreds of spectators every day. Loeb’s family hired famed attorney Clarence Darrow, one of the most renowned criminal defense lawyers in the country and a staunch opponent of capital punishment. Darrow’s passionate twelve-hour plea at the conclusion of the hearing has been called the finest speech of his career and is often referred to as a masterful narration against the death penalty.

Title

[Crowd outside Courthouse Building during Leopold and Loeb Trial]

Contributor

Date

Publication: 1924-07-26

Description

The trial of Nathan Leopold (1904-1971) and Richard Loeb (1905-1936), at Chicago's Courthouse Place, was a media spectacle drawing hundreds of spectators every day. Loeb’s family hired famed attorney Clarence Darrow, one of the most renowned criminal defense lawyers in the country and a staunch opponent of capital punishment. Darrow’s passionate twelve-hour plea at the conclusion of the hearing has been called the finest speech of his career and is often referred to as a masterful narration against the death penalty.

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Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

MSS0412, James G. Stahlman Historical Autograph Collection, Nathan Leopold

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Citation

“[Crowd outside Courthouse Building during Leopold and Loeb Trial],” Gallery, accessed October 14, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/751.