Today I wanted to share photos of men with their beards and/or mustaches, giving examples throughout the years. Of course, men wore facial hair as dictated by their own personal style, but some fads are worn through certain decades.
This photograph is easy to date since it has a 3 cent stamp on back – used during 1864. Definite sideburns for this gentleman – made famous by General Ambrose Burnside during the Civil War. Also known as muttonchops.
This is an early 1870’s photo – the coat, although more fitted than our first photo, does not have the ability to be buttoned at the very top, as becomes popular later in the decade. A goatee for this gent.
And our last photo – from the 1880’s – the glorious handlebar mustache! Remember William Howard Taft? Notice the small lapels on the jacket, giving view of the vest below – and what looks like a beautiful watch chain!