Neckbeards Seem Like the Bell-Bottoms of the 1860s

Neckbeards Seems Like the Bell-Bottoms of the 1860s

William Fessenden, Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of Treasury, shows off his interesting neckbeard in this photo circa 1860–1865.

For more photos of historical beards and mustaches, the National Archives blog has a section entitled Facial Hair Fridays that is every bit as wonderful as it sounds.

Source: [National Archives blog]

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