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
Overview: 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