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

Facial Hair Friday: Women Soldiers in the U.S. Civil War

It’s Facial Hair Friday, and we’re taking a look at women who fought as soldiers during the U.S. Civil War! Today’s post comes from Rachel Bartgis, conservator technician at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Lt. Harry J. Buford, aka Loreta Janeta Velázquez. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress) While some female soldiers such … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Women Soldiers in the U.S. Civil War

Facial Hair Friday: The Honorable Thurgood Marshall

Join us today @USNatArchives on Twitter and Instagram for the #ArchivesHashtagParty #ArchivesBlackEducation. We will be sharing stories from our Rediscovering Black History blog and our online Catalog. Thurgood Marshall, 6/13/1967. (National Archives Identifier 2803441) Thurgood Marshall was leader in the struggle against racial discrimination in the United States for a good part of the 20th … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: The Honorable Thurgood Marshall

Facial Hair Friday: Paul Bunyan

In a city park overlooking Lake Bemidji in northern Minnesota sit two larger-than-life statues depicting fictional lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his reliable companion, Babe the Blue Ox. The roadside attraction, created in 1937, is still very popular with tourists to this day.  Statue of Paul Bunyan in Bemidji, Minnesota, 1947. (National Archives Identifier 2129751) The … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Paul Bunyan

Facial Hair Friday: Tom Selleck

It's Facial Hair Friday, and we’re taking a look at actor Tom Selleck and his iconic mustache. Today’s post comes from Michael J. Hancock, archives technician at the National Archives at College Park, MD. That red Ferrari, that Hawaiian shirt, that theme song, and that bushy mustache! Magnum P.I. was one of the most popular … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Tom Selleck