Every November, men (and even some women) across the world put away their razors and let their hair grow out. The movement was started in 2003 by Movember, an Australian group, and has been growing ever since! In honor of Movember, here are some men with historically awesome facial hair.
Hiram Hampton, pistol-packing doctor, Tampa, ca. 1900
Unidentified man with curled mustache, Tallahassee, ca. 1900
Unidentified man with goatee, Tallahassee, ca. 1900
Men without beards were caught and “punished” for fun, Lake City, 1959
Former House Speaker, Fred Schultz (left), got a surprise when he returned to the House chambers for the traditional unveiling of the speaker’s portrait. Minority leader Donald Reed of Boca Raton (right) substituted Mr. Schultz’s portrait with that of the 1893 Speaker, John B. Johnson of Dade City.
U.S. Representative C.W. Bill Young passed away on Friday, October 18. Young began his political career in 1961, serving in the Florida Senate until 1971. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1971 and was the longest serving Republican at the time of his death.
Portrait of Florida State Senator C.W. “Bill” Young (ca. 1968)
Senator Charley E. Johns and Senator Bill Young (1965)
Senators at oath-taking ceremony administered by a justice on the Senate floor (1968)
Whether you’re a Seminole, Gator, Hurricane, Rattler, Bull or rooting for another Florida team, the start of college football season is a magical time of year! Pack your coolers because we’re tailgating through some football history…
University of Florida football team, Gainesville, ca. 1915
University of Miami football player shaking an opponent’s hand, Coral Gables, ca. 1926
University of Miami football player, Coral Gables, ca. 1926
University of Florida vs. University of Georgia, Gainesville, 1931
First football team at co-ed Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1947
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University head coach Jake Gaither with one of his players at practice, Tallahassee, 1953
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University football team, Tallahassee, 1953
Florida State University halfback Burt Reynolds, Tallahassee, 1954
Right to left: University of Miami Head Coach Howard Schnellenberger, UM mascot “Sebastian the Ibis,” and Don Works, Fort Lauderdale, 1981
Florida State University cornerback Deion Sanders, Tallahassee, ca. 1988
Florida State University head coach Bobby Bowden relaxing at Doak Campbell Stadium with the Heisman trophy awarded to Charlie Ward, Tallahassee, 1993
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