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Porcelain Phrenology Head

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Porcelain Phrenology Head

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This is an 8" replica porcelain bust of L.N. Fowler's Phrenology. There are many divided segments on the head with their corresponding personality traits written out in a typewriter font. The overall color is beige and there is a crackled pattern throughout the form. Phrenology was a pseudoscience dating back to the 1830s-1870s which believed that one could tell a person's disposition just by feeling the bumps on their head and each segment of one's personality had a corresponding physical space. For instance, many employers in the 1840s would have a local phrenologist examine a prospective employee's forehead to check for benevolence and a hard work ethic. Fortunately, this popular fad eventually died down and was discredited and treated as a cult interest such as psychic ability or astrology. Today, you can amuse your friends and family members and do your own personality assessments in the comfort of your own home.
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