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Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859



  • Existence: 1769 - 1859


Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), Prussian polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Fowler & Wells Portrait Posters for Physiognomy Lectures

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1000

A set of nineteen posters with 112 bust portraits depicting identified men and women, primarily authors, artists, scientists, monarchs, and religious and political leaders from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a group of idealized heads illustrating characteristics identified by phrenologists.

Dates: circa 1860