Black and white print of a close-up of a skull that is being set up for photography. This is "photograph no. 2" that appears in "On composite photography as applied to craniology; on measuring the cubic capacity of skulls, memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences; volume 3, 13th memoir" by J.S. Billings and Washington Matthews.
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