• Creator
  • Fowler, O. S. (Orson Squire), 1809-1887
  • Created Date
  • 1865
  • Description
  • Phrenology is a theory which claimed to determine character via examining the shape of a person's head. Popular in the 19th century, it has since been debunked and is not considered a science. However, in the Victorian period, phrenology was taken quite seriously.While the document states "Stephen E. Meany," the date of 1865 is indicative that this is actually an assessment of Edmond S. Meany, a noted Seattle figure and influential University ... more
    Phrenology is a theory which claimed to determine character via examining the shape of a person's head. Popular in the 19th century, it has since been debunked and is not considered a science. However, in the Victorian period, phrenology was taken quite seriously.While the document states "Stephen E. Meany," the date of 1865 is indicative that this is actually an assessment of Edmond S. Meany, a noted Seattle figure and influential University of Washington history professor. Meany would have been three years old at the time of this assessment. less
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