The 18th Century Search for the Blue Nile

Five Varieties of the Human Race

Title

Five Varieties of the Human Race

Subject

Human Identification

Description

This drawing reveals the different types of humans, as perceived by eighteenth century viewers.

Creator

Oliver Goldsmith

Source

An History of the Earth and Animated Nature, vol. 1

Publisher

Gissis, Snait. “Visualizing”Race” in the Eighteenth Century.” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 41, no. 1 (2011): 41-103.

Date

1795

Contributor

Matt Underhill

Original Format

Drawing

Files

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Citation

Oliver Goldsmith, “Five Varieties of the Human Race,” The 18th Century Search for the Blue Nile, accessed September 19, 2017, http://bluenile.omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/63.