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George Combe (1788-1858), Phrenologist and Scholar

Sitter in 2 portraits
George Combe was a writer on phrenology and education. He was born in Edinburgh, where for some time he practiced as a lawyer. Latterly, however, he devoted himself to the promotion of phrenology, and of his views on education, for which he in 1848 founded a school. His chief work was The Constitution of Man (1828).

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George Combe

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843
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George Combe

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
halftone reproduction, 1840s
NPG Ax29518