Print shows Robert G. Ingersoll speaking from a stage in an auditorium filled with an audience whose heads are half-dollar coins; dangling from a cord at the edge of the stage is Thomas De Witt Talmage as a marionette or wooden toy, with one hand pinned to the Bible. Photo courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington

Print shows Robert G. Ingersoll speaking from a stage in an auditorium filled with an audience whose heads are half-dollar coins; dangling from a cord at the edge of the stage is Thomas De Witt Talmage as a marionette or wooden toy, with one hand pinned to the Bible. Photo courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington