Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A colored print featuring three white officers seated on wooden chairs. Six white phrenologists, wearing tailcoats and white wigs, stand and inspect the heads of the seated men. Skulls hang on the wall in the background. A poster also hangs on the wall with a list of "Craniums examined and illness developed."

Title: Phrenological illustrations, or the Science practically developed

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Date: May 15, 1824

Source: Science Museum, London

Copyright/Permissions: Phrenological illustrations, or the Science practically developed / Marks fect. – London. Credit: Science Museum, London. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): 41 Piccadilly, London, England

 

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