(Photographic Supplement, Plate 7)

East Baltics


The term East Baltic is properly applicable to a racial type of composite nature, found chiefly in northeastern Germany, Poland, the Baltic States, and Finland, although it also occurs sporadically in Sweden and elsewhere. It is a partially reduced Borreby derivative, with Ladogan and Nordic admixture.

Fig. 1 (2 views, Wide World photos).
Field Marshal von Hindenburg, a native of East Prussia, and a classic example of the East Baltic racial type, to which many Prussians of the land-owning Junker class belong.

Fig. 2 (1 view, Pix Publications, Inc.). Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg, a successor of von Hindenburg, derived from the same ethnic source and a member of the same racial category.

Fig. 3 (3 views). A Pole from Grodno. This individual approaches Borreby dimensions in the cranial vault.

Fig. 4 (3 views). A Lithuanian from the region of Vilna, who shows the Ladogan affiliation of this type clearly.

Fig. 5 (3 views). A Finn from Tampere, Tavastehus. This man seems to show more evidence of Nordic influence than the others. As these pictures show, the East Baltic is not a stable or a basic racial type, but a variable blend.