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Rare specimens of comparative craniology: an old maid's skull phrenologised
Lambert, E. F., fl. 1790-1846, English, artist
Hunt, F. C., fl. 1820, English, engraver (printmaker)
Gall, F. J., 1758-1828, German, subject
Digital Object
Rare specimens of comparative craniology: an old maid's skull phrenologised
Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Creation Date
ca. 1823
28 x 28 cm.
still image

Materials Type
caricatures ;  phrenology ;  women

Inscription: On recto of image: Old Maid: Doctor A., when you have examined all my bumps, I'll trouble you to explain the faculties, sympathies & propensities of my dear poodle Pompey. ; Doctor S.: Miss Strangeways! I can distinctly enumerate thro' the aid of my Patent Skullmeter, that your cranium contains 16,542 1/2 Mental faculties, which I shall by my scale of individuality describe on a future occasion. As for your Poodle Pompey, his prominent bumps are Uxoriousness and Philoprogenitiveness!!!"

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