William Bally was a sculptor based in Manchester. He worked with Spurzheim and under his supervision composed this collection of 60 miniature heads each around three inches high, exhibiting the organ in a variety of combinations. Dr. Spurzheim accompanied each one with a description of type of head it is, so that ‘everyone may study Phrenology in their own library.’ In the 1840s he ran a phrenological museum in Manchester, Market Street. In 1851 his collection of miniature heads was exhibited in London at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations.

Under each photograph is part of Spurzheim’s description of the head.

The Miniature Heads