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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15810. Francis Galton and Charles Davenport
Francis Galton and Charles Davenport, founders of the eugenics movement.
11918. Francis Galton's fingerprints with handwritten notes
Francis Galton's fingerprints with handwritten notes
11919. Francis Galton's wax finger impression
Francis Galton's wax finger impression
11917. Francis Galton's right hand print
Francis Galton's right hand print
15809. Portraits of Francis Galton
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.
15751. Inheritance of Ability pedigree
Galton, Wedgewood, and Darwin pedigree. This family was studied as an example of "family-stocks characterized by outstanding capacities in philosophy, science and art."
15754. Portrait of Francis Galton
Francis Galton portrait from the University of California
15752. Francis Galton, about 1865
The term eugenics, meaning "well born," was coined in 1883 by Francis Galton, a scientist at University College in London.
10939. Sir Francis Galton
Sir Francis Galton
11920. Francis Galton's silhouette
Francis Galton's silhouette