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Phrenological bust of Thomas Alva Edison

Associated person:
Edison, Thomas Alva  Search this
Maker:
S. R. Wells & Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 24 in x 17 in x 11 in; 60.96 cm x 43.18 cm x 27.94 cm
overall, per catalog card: 24 1/2 in x 16 1/2 in x 10 in; 62.23 cm x 41.91 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Bust
Place made:
United States: New York
Date made:
1876
1878
Subject:
Phrenology  Search this
Credit Line:
from Frank A. Wardlaw, Jr., and Frank A. Wardlaw
ID Number:
EM.310582
Catalog number:
310582
Accession number:
123470
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Science & Mathematics
Measuring & Mapping
Art
Energy & Power
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713118
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Marriage : its history and ceremonies : with a phrenological and physiological exposition of the functions and qualifications for happy marriages / by L.N. Fowler

Author:
Fowler, L. N (Lorenzo Niles) 1811-1896  Search this
Former owner:
De Peyster, J. Watts (John Watts) 1821-1907 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 7-216 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1847
Topic:
Marriage  Search this
Phrenology  Search this
Call number:
HQ734 .F69 1847
HQ734.F69 1847
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_409889

"Phrenological Character of Mrs. C. A. Holgate [grandmother?] Given at Fowler & Wells' Phrenological Cabinet, June 5, 1867, by Nelson Sizer, Practical Phrenologist"

Collection Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Container:
Reel 5254, Frame 192-203
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not microfilmed or digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Rockwell Kent papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kentrock-ref4546

Franz Joseph Gall 1758-1828)

Subject:
Gall, F. J (Franz Joseph) 1758-1828  Search this
Boilly, Louis 1761-1845  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Phrenology  Search this
Neuroanatomy  Search this
Physiology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1781]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_383155

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 varieties of the human species. Illustrated byseventy-eight plates and a colored map. By Samuel George Morton ..

Author:
Morton, Samuel George 1799-1851  Search this
Combe, George 1788-1858  Search this
Physical description:
3 p. l., [iii]-v, 296 p., 1 l. front. (port.) illus., 78 pl., map. 40 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
America
Date:
1839
Topic:
Craniology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Phrenology  Search this
Call number:
GN90 .M891
GN90.M891
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_144966

On the mental qualities of birds, as compared with their cerebral development / by John Macgillivray

Author:
Macgillivray, John 1824-1899  Search this
Physical description:
p. [69]-96 ; 20 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1824
1899
18--?]
Topic:
Birds--Anatomy  Search this
Birds--Behavior  Search this
Phrenology  Search this
Call number:
QL697 .M14
QL697.M14
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_271299

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Phrenology

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
1.13 Cubic feet (consisting of 2.5 boxes.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
undated
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Phrenology forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Phrenology is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Phrenology, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Phrenology
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Phrenology
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-phrenology

An examination of phrenology : in two lectures : delivered to the students of the Columbian College, District of Columbia, February, 1837 / by Thomas Sewall

Title:
Errors of phrenology exposed
Author:
Sewall, Thomas 1786 or 7-1845  Search this
Former owner:
Hrdlička, Aleš 1869-1943 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
x, 110 p., VI leaves of plates (5 folded) : ill. (lithographs) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1839
Topic:
Phrenology  Search this
Call number:
BF870 .S513 1839
BF870.S513 1839
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_95886

Phrenology

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Phrenology, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Phrenology
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-phrenology-ref11

Phrenology

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Phrenology, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Phrenology
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-phrenology-ref12

Phrenology

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Phrenology, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Phrenology
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-phrenology-ref13

Western Union Telegraph Expedition Collection

Creator::
Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)  Search this
Extent:
0.75 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 half document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Manuscripts
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1865-1867
Descriptive Entry:
This collection includes correspondence, mostly to Spencer F. Baird, from members of the Scientific Corps of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition, including Kennicott, Dall, Bannister, and Elliott; copies of reports submitted to divisional chiefs from expedition staff members; newspaper clippings concerning the expedition; copies of notes on natural history taken by Robert Kennicott; and a journal containing meteorological data recorded by Henry M. Bannister from March to August, 1866.
Historical Note:
The Western Union Telegraph Expedition, 1865-1867, also known as the Russian-American Telegraph Expedition, was undertaken to study the possibility of setting up a communications system with Europe by way of Alaska, the Bering Straits, and Asia. The expedition was organized in three divisions, working in Canada, Russian-America (Alaska), and Asia. Robert Kennicott, the veteran Alaskan explorer, was placed in charge of the Russian-American division. Under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution and the Chicago Academy of Sciences, a Scientific Corps was established, with Kennicott in command, to accompany the Russian-American division and make collections in natural history. Naturalists William H. Dall, Henry M. Bannister, and Henry W. Elliott served as members of the Scientific Corps. On the death of Kennicott on May 13, 1866, Dall became chief of the Scientific Corps until the expedition was terminated in July 1867 due to the successful laying of the Atlantic Cable.
Restrictions:
It appears that some of the material in this collection was removed from the official correspondence files of the Smithsonian.
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7213, Western Union Telegraph Expedition Collection
Identifier:
Record Unit 7213
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Western Union Telegraph Expedition Collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7213
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Research on John F. Sullivan, Nget, Phrenology

Collection Creator:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
ESC.02.14
Series Restrictions:
Use of archival sound recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Edmund Snow Carpenter papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-27-ref207

Booklet Synopsis of Phrenology

Collection Creator:
Smith, Joseph Lindon, 1863-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 47
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1849
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Joseph Lindon Smith papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Joseph Lindon Smith papers, 1647-1965, bulk 1873-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Joseph Lindon Smith papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-smitjose-ref374

Phrenology, By L. N. Fowler

Physical Description:
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 30 cm x 14.1 cm x 10 cm; 11 13/16 in x 5 9/16 in x 3 15/16 in
overall: 11 1/2 in x 5 in x 6 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 12.7 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
Phrenology head
phrenology head
model, anatomical
ID Number:
2001.0127.02
Accession number:
2001.0127
Catalog number:
2001.0127.02
2001.0127.02
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_875584

Phrenology, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Unknown  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Onondaga Historical Association 311 Montgomery Street Syracuse New York 13202
Topic:
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Science  Search this
Figure--Head  Search this
Control number:
IAS 38160030
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_29233

Negative Log Book Number 12, (79-13778 to 80-20260)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1979
1979-1980
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB12]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367109
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Phrenology consistent with science and revelation / by Charles Cowan

Author:
Cowan, Charles 1806-1889  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1838
1840
[between 1838 and 1840?]
Topic:
Phrenology  Search this
Call number:
BF870 .C95 1838
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_474296

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 varieties of the human species. Illustrated byseventy-eight plates and a colored map. By Samuel George Morton ..

Author:
Morton, Samuel George 1799-1851  Search this
Combe, George 1788-1858  Search this
Physical description:
3 p. l., [iii]-v, 296 p., 1 l. front. (port.) illus., 78 pl., map. 40 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
America
Date:
1839
Topic:
Craniology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Phrenology  Search this
Call number:
GN90 .M891
GN90.M891
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_944237

New York City, c. 1950. Phrenology sign in store

Collection Collector:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Alland, Alexander, Sr. (Alexander Landschaft), 1902-1989  Search this
Collection Author:
Kaslov, Steve, ca. 1888-1949 (King of the Red Bandanna Romany Gypsies )  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 35
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Photographs by de Wendler-Funaro are available for reproduction. Fees for commercial use. Permission to reproduce photographs by Alexander Alland must be granted by the photographer's estate; other photographs may have copyright restrictions.
Collection Citation:
Carlos de Wendler-Funaro Gypsy Research Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Carlos de Wendler-Funaro Gypsy Research Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0161-ref185

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