I must admit, when I was younger, I always thought Lincoln’s facial hair was odd. Why no mustache, I thought? I had it in my mind they must go together, and Lincoln must have looked odd to his contemporaries.
Turns out his beard was quite boring compared to some of these 25 Awesome Civil War Facial Hair Styles.
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(Thanks to Andrew Sullivan for this)