Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

The five races of mankind

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Series:

unknown

Timeframe:

Langes 19. Jahrhundert

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Ellka, G.

Publisher:

Meinhold und Söhne, C. C. , Dresden

Year of publication:

1911

Themes:

European history    Portrait   

The picture shows five men representing five different cultural spheres: an American Indian, an Australian Aborigine, an African, an Asian and a Western European. The European, standing in the centre, dominates the scene and thus shows the Eurocentric world view of the time (early 20th century). Today the theory of races is superseded.