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Examines the intersection of photography and anthropology in the making of Malvina Hoffman's sculptures of "racial types," the origins of the Hall of the Races of Man project for the Field Museum in Chicago, and the signification of "racial difference" in photography and sculpture.

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Examines the creation of "racial typology" in art, esp. photography and sculpture, and the relationship of this idea to early-twentieth century ideas about the "origins of mankind" in anthropology.

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This page is a summary of: Of monsters and fossils: The making of racial difference in Malvina Hoffman'shall of the races of mankind, History and Anthropology, February 2001, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/02757206.2001.9960930.
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