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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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A mannequin photographed at different angles to say different aspects of the mannequins thoughts.

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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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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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This depicts the brain split into 33 parts or organs that contain qualities such as hope and wit.

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It gives a visual depiction of the different aspects of the mind, something that was still being understood during this time period. The theory was founded in late 18th century Germany by the physiologist Franz Joseph Gall and the physician Johann…

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This Phrenological head shows all of the different personality areas of the head according to theories about the different head sizes and regions.

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The image shows three examples of phrenologic traits associated with insanity. On the left is a mentally defective person, and in the middle is a mad woman. The final sketching is of French murderer P.F. Lacenaire.

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Phrenological chart of Gall, Eustache, and Chauffron. Gall was a German anatomist and physiologist who created phrenology. According to the Wellcome Library, Eustache was a "a slave from the Dominican republic who came to be awarded a 'prize for…

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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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