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Comparative Physiognomy: or, Resemblances Between Men and Animals (1852)

- April 26, 2016 in animals, phrenology, physiognomy, pseudo-science, racism

A book concerned with comparing animals with human faces, in particular those belonging to various nations and ethnic groups.

Comparative Physiognomy: or, Resemblances Between Men and Animals (1852)

- April 26, 2016 in animals, phrenology, physiognomy, pseudo-science, racism

A book concerned with comparing animals with human faces, in particular those belonging to various nations and ethnic groups.

Comparative Physiognomy: or, Resemblances Between Men and Animals (1852)

- April 26, 2016 in animals, phrenology, physiognomy, pseudo-science, racism

A book concerned with comparing animals with human faces, in particular those belonging to various nations and ethnic groups.

The Physiognomy of Hands (1917)

- June 12, 2014 in hands, physiognomy

Pages 317 and 318 from a book titled Analyzing character, the new science of judging men: misfits in business, the home and social life (1917) by Katherine M. H. Blackford, M.D. and Arthur Newcomb.

The Physiognomy of Hands (1917)

- June 12, 2014 in hands, physiognomy

Pages 317 and 318 from a book titled Analyzing character, the new science of judging men: misfits in business, the home and social life (1917) by Katherine M. H. Blackford, M.D. and Arthur Newcomb.

Portraits of Patients from Surrey County Asylum (ca.1855)

- February 26, 2014 in asylum, early photography, madness, mental illness, physiognomy

Photographic portraits taken by Dr. Hugh Welch Diamond of patients from Surrey County Asylum in England where he worked as a psychiatrist.

Portraits of Patients from Surrey County Asylum (ca.1855)

- February 26, 2014 in asylum, early photography, madness, mental illness, physiognomy

Photographic portraits taken by Dr. Hugh Welch Diamond of patients from Surrey County Asylum in England where he worked as a psychiatrist.

Giambattista della Porta’s De humana physiognomonia libri IIII (1586)

- August 30, 2011 in De humana physiognomonia libri IIII, Giambattista della Porta, Images, non-article, physiognomy

Giambattista della Porta (1535–1615), also known as Giovanni Battista Della Porta and John Baptist Porta, was an Italian scholar, polymath and playwright who lived in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation. These are pages from his book on physiognomy De humana physiognomonia libri IIII. (Photos courtesy of the National Library of Medicine via Wikimedia).






Operation Doorstep

The Spirit Photographs of William Hope

The Maps of Piri Reis

Dr Julius Neubronner's Miniature Pigeon Camera

Art in Art

Huexotzinco Codex


Sessions for the Blind at Sunderland Museum

Eugène von Guérard's Australian Landscapes

Landscape and Marine Views of Norway

The Mechanism of Human Physiognomy

Space Colony Art from the 1970s

Men in Wigs


De humana physiognomonia libri IIII (1586)

Field Columbian Museum