Measuring Laplanders

"Séance de Anthropométrie en Finmark" - frontispiece image from Escard, F., "Le Prince Roland Bonaparte in Laponie: Episodes et Tableaux." Paris, G. Chamerot, 1886.   (Ref# fd08.frontis)

This image from the Escard's monograph shows Bonaparte and his expedition members measuring Lapland inhabitants. Measurements of the head and skull based on the system of Paul Broca were considered particularly important by period anthropology.


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