Facial Hair Friday: Those Bearded Battles of the Blizzard Belt

This fabulous Facial Hair Friday photo of Coast Guardsman Theophile Baranski, with his bushy eyebrows and stylish facial hair, is just one of the many beards featured in a series of Coast Guardsmen at Work in the Records of the U.S. Coast Guard that have be digitized and made available in the National Archives Catalog. … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Those Bearded Battles of the Blizzard Belt

Facial Hair Friday: Old Man and the Beard—Ernest Hemingway

Today’s post comes from Thomas Richardson, an archives technician at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Writers come along and become the definition of a genre. They’re known as masters of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, children’s books, etc. However, some writers reimagine how we read and interpret the world, immersing us in … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Old Man and the Beard—Ernest Hemingway

Facial Hair Friday: John McAllister Schofield

In honor of Veterans Day, today's Facial Hair Friday looks at a bearded veteran of the U.S. Civil War who first suggested the United States take control of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. John McAllister Schofield was a lieutenant general during the U.S. Civil War who led his troops during such battles as Franklin and Nashville. After … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: John McAllister Schofield

Facial Hair Friday: Hiram Revels

Today’s Facial Hair Friday is about Hiram Rhodes Revels, the first African American to serve in Congress and the first African American Senator. It’s from Rachel Bartgis, conservator technician at the National Archives at College Park, MD. First African-American Senator Hiram Revels. (National Archives Identifier 594264) Hiram Revels was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Hiram Revels

Facial Hair Friday: Brigham Young

Today’s post comes from Thomas Richardson, an archives technician at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. It’s not everyday that someone receives the nickname "Moses" for their work. In the 1840s, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) embarked on a mass migration across the Great Plains into … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Brigham Young

Facial Hair Friday: Isaac Asimov

Today’s post comes from Thomas Richardson an archives technician at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Isaac Asimov seated on a stack of books, 1976. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress) Science fiction aficionados know the name Isaac Asimov well. Author of over 500 books and short stories, Asimov’s creations became staples … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Isaac Asimov

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Facial Hair Friday: Robert Gould Shaw

Today's Facial Hair Friday candidate is Robert Gould Shaw, whose moustaches are probably best known because of his portrayal by Matthew Broderick in the 1989 film Glory. This post is from Rachel Bartgis, conservator technician at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Robert Gould Shaw, ca. 1861-1863. (National Archives Identifier 529814) Robert Gould Shaw … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Robert Gould Shaw

Facial Hair Friday: Allen Ginsberg

This June the National Archives is celebrating National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, which honors the important contributions that LGBTQ+ Americans have made to U.S. history and culture. Visit the National Archives website for more information on our related holdings. Today’s post comes from Thomas Richardson, an archives technician at the National Personnel Records Center … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Allen Ginsberg

Facial Hair Friday: Thomas Dewey

It’s Facial Hair Friday, and we’re taking a look at Governor Thomas E. Dewey, the last major party candidate for the Presidency to have any facial hair. Today’s post comes from Rachel Bartgis, conservator technician at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Thomas Edmund Dewey was born March 24, 1902, in Owosso, Michigan. Young … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Thomas Dewey

Facial Hair Friday: Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman, ca. 1863-1865. (National Archives Identifier 525875) April is National Poetry Month, and today we're looking at one of the most famous American poets of all time: Walt Whitman. In addition to his bushy beard, Walt Whitman is probably best known as the American poet who wrote Leaves of Grass. But you may not … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Walt Whitman