Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A detailed illustration of an elongated skull, shown in profile. Measurement lines are drawn between the jawbone and the base of the skull. Underneath the skull, a caption reads "Cowalitsk of Columbia River. Lith of John Collins No 79 South Third St. Philada."

Title:“Cowalitsk of Columbia River,” from Samuel Morton, Crania americana or, A comparative view of the skulls of various aboriginal nations of North and South America : to which is prefixed an essay on the varities of the human species. Philadelphia : J. Dobson, 1839

Artist/Maker: John Collins, Samuel Morton

Date: 1839

Source: University of Glasgow 

Copyright/Permissions: Crania americana or, A comparative view of the skulls of various aboriginal nations of North and South America : to which is prefixed an essay on the varities of the human species / by Samuel George Morton. University of Glasgow. Public Domain Mark

Location(s): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Art Hx