lybrary wrote: Look at this facial comparison I have just completed:
You are aware, are you not, that phrenology has been widely discredited?
a close-up of the head in profile from "The Monotype System" in the middle,
That's not a profile -- he's a good 30 degrees past profile. We are looking at the back-right aspect of his head, not the right side of his head, as a profile would be.
The portrait on the right has him slightly look up.
And you know this how? He looks to be looking straight on at an eye-level camera to me. What is your horizontal reference?
I rotated the profiles so that the faces are also pointing slightly upwards.
It appears you rotated the head about 27-28 degrees anti-clockwise. Are you contending that Gallaway was looking this far up? Or that the keyboard operator was looking, say, 14 degrees down, and you added 13 degrees more to match Gallaway's upward look? Again, how do you know these numbers? What is the horizontal reference for them?
I then drew red horizontal lines to mark certain features on Gallaway’s face, such as eyes, nose tip, mouth, top of head and bottom of chin. As we can see all the features from the center profile line up with Gallaway’s portrait.
Except that you can't accurately locate these features on both pictures, so it's a waste of time.
Eyes: You don't know where the pupil of the central picture is; the line may or may not go through it.
Nose tip: The dark spot of the nostril is much more below the line for the central picture than it is for Gallaway.
Top of Head: You used the top of Gallaway's pate, and the top of the hair on the central picture, allowing nothing for the thickness of the hair itself. (and besides, you've said that since Gallaway is bald in his portrait, he must have been at somewhat bald in 1902 for Smith to be wrong about his age. What happened, did his hair grow back by the time of the central picture? That guy has a full head of hair.)
Bottom of chin: There's nothing specific enough about either chin to say you've matched the "bottom" of one to the other. You've just picked two arbitrary spots and said they matched.
The only features that can be accurately located on both the central picture and Gallaway are the top and bottom of his ear -- and they don't match.
You've used thin red lines to imply a precision that does not exist. You should have used thick red blurry bands. Probably made with crayons.