Facial Hair Friday
The Civil War was a fine time for facial hair (and I would assume now is still a fine time for the facial hair of historic reenactors). On Fridays, we’ll be posting images of the finest, most dapper facial hair the National Archives has in its holdings, from the Civil War to Gilded Age Presidents.
This photograph combines the excellent stovepipe hat with two beards and a fine mustache—a very dashing portrait! The gentleman in the middle also appears to be wearing a hat, but we’re not sure what kind—can anyone identify what is?