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The "science" of phrenology had its own publication...
Item # 583010
June 01, 1866
AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, & LIFE ILLUSTRATED, New York, June, 1866
* Phrenology Theory
* Rare image of Jenny Lind, of P.T. Barnum fame
Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.
The front page has a portrait of: "Solomon Foot", his biography carrying over to take most of page 2. Other personages inside this issue with phrenological considerations include "Jenny Lind" (with a rare portrait of her), "Constance Emily Kent," "Nelson Sizer," "Pope Alexander VI," "Aaron Bull," and "Thomas Jefferson". The back page shows a: "Group of Moquis Indians" with some text on them.
The issue is complete in 32 pages, 9 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches, and is in very nice condition.
Category: Post-Civil War