Civil war beard styles

Beard Wars - Google Arts Culture

The American Civil War (1861-1865) coincided with a rise in the popularity of men’s full facial hair during the mid-19th century. Contemporary photography captured men’s experimentation with an endless variety of styles, including mustaches, muttonchops, underbeards and sideburns. President Abraham Lincoln embraced the widespread trend himself when he grew his iconic beard in 1860.Now as then, facial hair conveys meaning regarding masculinity, class, religious belief, and social conformity. This type of self-expression is not only intensely personal but also tied to larger community values. One hundred fifty years since Civil War generals enhanced their wartime visages with whiskers, facial...

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Badass Beard Book - Cincinnati Magazine

Badass Beard BookCincinnati sisters Anna and Julia Hider care deeply about facial hair, which is why they wrote a book about it called Badass Civil War Beards. The beardy love affair began after Julia watched a Civil War documentary, noticed all the impressive facial hair, and thought, This could be a blog. Two years and thousands of posts later, the project is on its way to a life in print.The book comes out November 4, in honor of the 150anniversary of the Civil War (and No-Shave November). To make ready, we talked with the pair about all things facial hair: beards, mustaches, puns, and the return of excellent sideburns.What makes the Civil War special for facial hair?Anna: We have a...

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Beard Watch 2016: NHL meets American Civil War, Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports Canada

[For years we’ve been blessed by having Chuck and Pants from What’s Up Ya Sieve? writing Beard Watch. Unlike us, they have lives outside of hockey, and have retired from the beard watching business (for now). We can't thank them enough for their years of fluency in the art of follicle following.]We were faced with an existential question: How are we to conduct a ‘Beard Watch’ when beards are so hot right now?The St. Louis Blues Twitter account said as much after a tussle between David Backes and Joe Thornton that saw the Blues captain give Jumbo Joe a tug on the beard.Players are notoriously superstitious. While they may not say it outright, the idea of them shaving off their season-long...

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The Hairy Best of the Beard Books for No-Shave November — Foresights — Foreword Reviews

Foresights The Hairy Best of the Beard Books for No-Shave November It’s snowing and cold outside our office, which makes No-Shave November, or Movember, seem like a fabulous way to ward off the chill. Whether you’re growing out a full beard, just a stylish ’stache, or are just a facial hair admirer, here are six hair-raising books for you: One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair by Allan Peterkin (Arsenal Pulp Press) This book discusses facial hair in its thousand different sizes and shapes, curls and designs, styles and furry fixations. The author waxes eloquent, and offers illustrations (photographs and drawings) along with anecdotes, facts, quotations from history, and...

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Beard styles are a fad,

Beards—a “Yes, Yes” or a “No, No”? A Shaving History Through the DecadesHave you’ve ever looked back on your hair in your high school pictures and thought ‘what was I thinking?!?’ Well, you may be thinking that same thing in a few years when you look back on that beard and mustache you’re sporting. Why is it that the styles that are so cool for a few years are so ewwww a couple of years later? I mean, what really makes it right or wrong to have long hair, short hair, buzz cut or undercut? Same goes for beards and mustaches. Why is a beard ok for some decades and other decades just definitely wrong? Just look how the trends have been shifting:In the 1600s, beards where all the rage. America...

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Beard Wars: Civil War Generals and their Bewhiskered Modern-Day Counterparts, WVTF

Beard Wars: Civil War Generals and their Bewhiskered Modern-Day Counterparts Like other forms of fashion, styles of facial hair come and go.  Today, beards are back -- and a history museum in Richmond is celebrating by pairing modern-day men with Civil War generals who look something like them in an exhibition called “Beard Wars.” The Show at Richmond’s Valentine History Center features photos of union and confederate generals, side by side with members of the RVA Beard League - a philanthropic group that celebrates whiskers.“Some of the portraits are really dead on in terms of replicating the pose and the gaze and the style of the Civil War general.”Curator Meg Hughes says some modern day...

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Did The Guys With Best Beards Win the Civil War?

Did The Guys With Best Beards Win the Civil War?The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $650 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.A website dedicated to Movember gives the back story http://www.nj.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2015/11/movember_grow_a_mustache.html“Movember began as the idea of a somewhat drunken group of Australian mates who wanted to see if they could single-handedly propel the mustache back into fashion. To give their group dare some greater purpose, they...

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Sideburns: All You Need To Know

David Beckham flirted with them for a little while, Elvis Presley sported them, Hugh Jackman wore an obvious one in Wolverine - sidies, mutton chops, sideboards or greaser sleeves, call them what you want, sideburns are having their time in the spotlight.Sideburn is facial hair that grows along the side of your face, and though the name is quite obvious, it has got nothing to do with the area of growth. Sideburns may be long, short, thick, thin, or anywhere in between, however, the one key aspect of sporting this facial hair is a clean shaven chin. And, it doesn...

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Civil War re-enactor strives for authenticity, The Southwest Times

Civil War re-enactor strives for authenticity Bryan Beard has experienced life as two different soldiers in two different wars – separated by about 150 years.When he returned to his home in Draper Valley after his second tour of duty in Iraq, Beard started a new hobby, recreating a much older branch of the military.He describes himself as a history buff, and started re-enacting as a rebel soldier once he had free time to do so after his time in the U.S. Army, although he has always had an interest in researching genealogy and his own Confederate ancestry.Currently, Beard, 50, works in a maintenance shop in Galax for the Army Reserve.When he isn’t working, he re-enacts with the 45th...

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Captain America vs. Iron Man: Who Wins the Fashion Civil War? - Vogue

Are you Team Captain America or Team Iron Man? The question (and the corresponding hashtags) has been everywhere since Captain America: Civil War was announced, and with the film set to make its way into theaters this weekend, audiences have been forced to swear their loyalty to a superhero. Fans can and will debate whether Steve Rogers or Tony Stark are right about the Sokovia Accords, but the real battle may be a sartorial one. Clothes make the man, and on-screen, both heroes are known for a signature look. Vibranium shields and high-tech body armor aside, Stark and Rogers’s wardrobes say something—both about their respective personalities and the current state of menswear.Owing more to...

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