I was always a fan of history. The mystery of the time that came before us. A time that we can catch glimpses of through writing, pictures, and film but we’ll never have more than an idealized understanding of the world at those times.
Below are familiar faces of the 19th century men before and after growing their beards. Some of these men are great men. Some of them are despicable figures of history. Either way, you can’t deny that each one had a respectable beard.
The 16th President of the United States.
Robert E. Lee
Commander of the Confederate Army.
Ulysses S. Grant
We’ve had a few Confederate Generals so why not round out the Civil War portion of this post with a Union General.
Most notably known for having a beard. Charles Darwin also proposed some scientific theories and wrote a semi-popular book in his day.
No matter what you may think of his political philosophies there is no denying that Karl Marx was a despicable man. Anyone that would allow his family to live in poverty because working was beneath him could never be considered much of a man. Anyway he had a pretty badass beard.
19th Century preacher. Estimated to have preached to over 10,000,000 people in his lifetime.