Source: Evening Telegram
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Face of Czolgosz Analyzed by Expert”
City of publication: Providence, Rhode Island
Date of publication: 9 September 1901
Volume number: 44
Issue number: 69
|“Face of Czolgosz Analyzed by Expert.” Evening Telegram [Providence] 9 Sept. 1901 v44n69: p. 1.
|Leon Czolgosz (physiognomical examination); Leon Czolgosz (mental health).
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Face of Czolgosz Analyzed by Expert
The first striking thing in his
appearance is the fact that the skull encasing the brain is much larger in proportion
to his general physical construction, especially when seen from the front view,
and a line drawn directly over the face from ear to ear, embracing the eyebrows,
will be found very long. This is corroborated when the side view is measured,
being even increased when we take into consideration that the back part of his
head is larger than the average.
The crown of the head, when measured around the top of the head from ear to ear, and when viewed sideways, is likewise very long, which is intensified by the fact that his ears are set somewhat lower than the average.
In short, this man has be[en?] blessed or cursed with a very active mind which would be well balanced ordinarily were his physical weight and development greater.
As it is, however, the nervous system centered in the brain is not equally balanced physically. This is usually the case found in those types representing the nervous, emotional and hysterical temperament.
With any high ambition, and these classes of men generally have such ambition, the mind is readily warped into any given direction that for the moment possesses it.
The soft and pathetic expression that is evidenced in the photograph of the man carries with it a sullenness and singleness of purpose that would make him peculiarly gifted had he given his mental strength to a worthier purpose.
This man has not any evidence of a Semitic type of face, but rather of a Slavonic type. Taken from a general consideration, however, these two races present more cases of emotional insanity than all others. This is due to a large mental development and general physical weakness and incapacity to nourish the same.