thank you Steph Ryan for posting this.

Yale, Wellesley, Smith, Vassar, Princeton—several Ivy League and Seven Sister schools took “posture photos” of students for what appeared to be a third-reich esque social darwin experiment?!?

"From the outset, the purpose of these ‘posture photographs’ was eugenic. The data accumulated, says Hooton, will eventually lead on to proposals to ‘control and limit the production of inferior and useless organisms.’ Some of the latter would be penalized for reproducing … or would be sterilized. But the real solution is to be enforced better breeding — getting those Exeter and Harvard men together with their corresponding Wellesley, Vassar and Radcliffe girls."

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