Date: 1888

Origin: CNE Archives

1888 Exhibition Programme Cover featuring phrenologist, Professor Seymour.

According to the “science” of phrenology, an individual’s character and abilities could be deduced from the size and shape of various bumps on the head.   Professor Seymour would access fair goers skulls and provide advice and direction to them based on his findings.

To view a diagram of the skull, click here. To learn more about Phrenology, visit the Smithsonian website.