Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 329

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(RACISM.) Lecture by Dr. O'Leary on Physiognomy, or the Sign Boards of Character! Illustrated broadside, 8 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches; tightly trimmed, minor wear. [Cincinnati, OH], circa 1872?

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An advertisement for a lecture on how to judge character by head shape. Presumably, the Caucasian man on the left with the high forehead is intended to look intelligent, while the Conehead man on the right is not. It might be more effective to just judge them by their neckwear or zodiac signs. The Opera House opened in 1872, and March 26 fell on a Tuesday in 1872, 1878, and 1889. Arthur O'Leary was on the lecture circuit in the early 1870s.