Turning the Left Cheek Examined using Modern Photography
Central Wesleyan College, Central South Carolina 29630
McManus and Humphrey's investigation into turning the left cheek in formal portraits1 from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries prompted me to check two 1972 school yearbooks for the same phenomenon. I found a similar tendency to expose the left side of the face more than the right. I found, however, no significant differences between sexes and seem to have discovered a difference between groups in left preference.
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