Title page of Finger Prints, by Francis Galton. Galton suggested the first elementary system of classifying fingerprints into loops, arches, and whorls. (DNAi location: Chronicle > Threat of the Unfit > Founders)
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Francis Galton and Charles Davenport, founders of the eugenics movement.
Francis Galton's fingerprints with handwritten notes
Francis Galton's wax finger impression
Francis Galton's right hand print
Portraits of Francis Galton in the style of Alphonse Bertillon, creator of a method of body measurement. Galton's eugenics reflected his devotion to the measurement of physical traits.
Galton, Wedgewood, and Darwin pedigree. This family was studied as an example of "family-stocks characterized by outstanding capacities in philosophy, science and art."
Francis Galton portrait from the University of California
The term eugenics, meaning "well born," was coined in 1883 by Francis Galton, a scientist at University College in London.
Sir Francis Galton
Francis Galton's silhouette