Facial Hair Friday: Sounding the bearded YAWP

Walt Whitman, ca. 1860-ca. 1865 (111-B-2245). Song of My Beard  (with apologies to the original Whitman poem!) 1. I celebrate my beard, and sing my beard, And what I grow you shall grow For every follicle belonging to me as good as belongs to you. I loafe and stroke my beard I lean and stroke … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Sounding the bearded YAWP

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 in the National Archives collections. Many of the images we’ve looked at and been inspired … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Tribute to Mathew Brady

What should I read next?

Boy reading a magazine at the Manzanar Relocation Center (538076)Four times a year in Prologue magazine, we feature an interview with an author who has written a book that draws on the holdings of the National Archives. So, far I have learned about the naval aspect of the Civil War and the unexpected connection that … Continue reading What should I read next?