Wednesday, January 10, 2007
This is Lincoln as he was when he started his beard in Springfield, Illinois.
Lincoln in Washington right before his inauguration in 1861
Lincoln standing in a picture in 1862...with heavy beard.
This was when his beard was its heaviest in 1862
Lincoln in 1863...His beard starts to change as the White House barbers go to town on it and change it quite a bit from its original form.
Lincoln in 1864, and showing a slightly lighter beard.
The famous "crew Cut" photo of Lincoln taken in later 1864
This picture shows how much less a beard he had around the time of his assassination. Most docu-dramas show Lincoln with a heavy full beard. But as you can see that was not the case.