Punch,  40 (1861), 9.

Comparative Physiognomy



News-Commentary, Drollery


Museums, Exhibitions, Physiognomy, Comparative Anatomy, Crime

    Responding to news that a model of a murderer has been added to the 'chamber of comparative physiognomy' at Madame Tussaud's Waxworks, explains that the chamber 'was formerly the Chamber of Horrors' and that 'Comparative Physiognomy' contrasts the physiognomy of murderers with that of 'our noble selves'. Notes how pleasing it is to study those whose physiognomy differs from that of murderers.

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