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Would you elect these whiskers?

                      Have you looked at your money lately? Among the nickels and quarters and dimes, only the copper penny has a bearded profile. But although Lincoln’s facial hair eventually became … Continue reading

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The doodler who defied crooks and democratized donkeys

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. There are few artist in America who so greatly affected the popular landscape as Thomas Nast who was born 170 years ago today. Jolly old St … Continue reading

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Your photos, then and now

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Last week we asked our readers to share photos that match up with some old images we have in our library. We got two responses … Continue reading

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Facial Hair Friday: Tribute to Mathew Brady

With his goatee and mustache, photographer Mathew Brady himself is an excellent addition to Facial Hair Fridays. In fact, he is the reason we have so many follicle follies to celebrate. There are 6,066 photographs by Brady and his associates … Continue reading

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Edwin Stanton: Facial Hair Rock Icon

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Attorney General, Secretary of War, Supreme Court Justice, inspiration for ZZ-Top? Whether the bearded rock band drew their inspiration from Stanton is unclear, but one … Continue reading

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