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.
Portrait of “Eagle,” Key West, 1977