Title: The World Shewing the Geographical Distribution of the Human Species, in 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 (before page 1)

Artist/Maker: J. Yeagor

Date: 1839

Source: Wellcome Collection

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. Public Domain Mark

Location(s): Philadelphia, PennsyvlaniaA, USA

 

Date posted: February 5, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on The World Shewing the Geographical Distribution of the Human Species

Categories: Cartography Scientific Racism

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

 

Date posted: January 29, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Phrenological illustrations, or the Science practically developed

Categories: Taxonomies War and Military

Title: Death mask of Eustache, a slave from the Dominican republic who came to be awarded a ‘prize for virtue’ in 1830’s Paris

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Date: ca. 1835

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: Death mask of Eustache, a slave from the Dominican republic who came to be awarded a ‘prize for virtue’ in 1830’s Paris. Lithograph, c. 1835. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): Dominican Republic

Commentary: From the working archive of “scientific” phrenologist, Bernard Hollander, this image depicts an enslaved man, Eustache, from the Dominican Republic who came to be awarded a “prize for virtue” in 1830’s Paris. This skull shows divisions or “bumps” that were studied to determine an individual’s character and abilities. This “prize of virtue” was awarded by white slave owners to Eustache after he assisted in the sabotage of a slave uprising. This image gives insight into the way in which Black people’s bodies were exploited for medical discoveries as well as how racial biases informed medical conclusions.

 

Date posted: January 28, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Death mask of Eustache

Categories: Scientific Racism

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