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Image showing how to judge people based on the back of their head

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Phrenology being used as a biological marker which suggested that good and bad behavior could be shown by the shape of their head.

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This object is a modern facial goniometer that measures the skull. Skull mesuresments were used to assume certain chacteristics based on the principles of phrenology. This object is accompied by a worksheet intended for 8th or 9th grade students to…

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From Ladies Magazine Vol 6, 1833.
HINTS ABOUT PHRENOLOGY.
EXPLANATIONS OF THE PLATE.
The head is divided by phrenologists into four regions-viz. occipital, the back part-lateral, the side-frontal, the forehead-sincipital, the top, or crown of the…

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HINTS ABOUT PHRENOLOGY.
EXPLANATIONS OF THE PLATE.
The head is divided by phrenologists into four regions-viz. occipital, the back part-lateral, the side-frontal, the forehead-sincipital, the top, or crown of the head
* Alimentiveness,
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A mannequin photographed at different angles to say different aspects of the mannequins thoughts.

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"The World War I veteran's home sponsored Phrenology Booth at a fair. London, Ohio, Summer 1938. " (see Source)

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Depiction from Samuel Morton's 19th century phrenological study of North and South American aboriginals

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Franz Joseph Gall examining the head of a pretty young girl, while three gentlemen wait inline. Depicts the idea of different minds and how the mind has different parts to it that make each individual unique.
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