More History of Psychology on Flickr

Following up on yesterday’s post regarding the “discovery” of the only known image of Phineas Gage on the online photo site Flickr:

Jack and Beverly Wilgus, the owners of the Gage photo, have a number of other Psychology-related items in their online album: “Flint the Mesmerist” and his hynotized daughter (the Wilgus’ also host a Flint the Mesmerist website complete with links to posters you can be – see poster 1 and poster 2), a couple of images of phrenology heads (image 1, image 2), and a physniotrace with explanation of the photographic process (which is particularly interesting in relation to Objectivity and its descriptions of various imaging technologies).

Of course, there are a vast number of history of psychology related images both on Flickr and other online image databases. For instance, as AHP announced earlier this year, the Archives for the History of American Psychology continues to post images of their apparatus collection, media collection, books and manuscripts collection, events at the archives, and images taking you inside the archives.

Here’s a selection of other “Psychology on Flickr” images you might enjoy on a Friday afternoon:

Some of Psychology’s famous men (Freud, Skinner, James, Pavlov, Wundt, etc)

The Child Psychology Lab at Yale, 1947

A Skinner Air Crib

Anna Freud

Opening of the Psychological Testing Lab at Pratt Institute

Charles Darwin

Did you miss the Darwin Exhibit when it was touring? Now’s your chance to see it here.

One of the many Asylums groups on Flickr (ex. see also Danvers State Hospital group)

Images from a “The Lives they Left Behind” exhibit (from Willard State Hospital)

About Jennifer Bazar

Jennifer Bazar is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. Her research focuses on the history of psychiatric institutionalization.

One thought on “More History of Psychology on Flickr

  1. I particularly like the “Flint the Mesmerist” picture. This is a trick that is used by many magicians, who like to emphasize the “superhuman strength” that would be needed to accomplish it. Actually, it is relatively easy for most normal-weight people to accomplish.

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