When you think of beards you’re usually think of a simpler time, a time of bush rangers, presidents and kings. No need to be royalty to enjoy yourself some facial shrub. We will look at five historical men with their style and look of beard.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, Kelly is one of Australians most known outlaws. He is also known for his inventiveness by creating metal body armour when he faced the police in a fierce gun battle in 1880. His beard style is defined as the all out bush ranger style, weathered just enough to handle Australia’s roughest terrains. Kelly still remains a cultural icon that still inspires the beards in all of us.
King George V
George V is one of the last kings of England to sport a beard and moustache combo. He ascended the throne from the 6th of May 1910, till his death on 20th of January 1936. George appeared as a simple and hardworking man. He reflected upper middle class values of the time, which people admired him for.
Ask anyone to name a well known American president with a beard, and what you will heard is Abraham Lincoln. The man abolished slavery in the USA and fought a war to keep it that way. Although, the 16th president of the USA beard style is more sideburns and neckbeard, and lacks the moustache, its an iconic beard nonetheless, that is instantly recognisable.
Darwin was a naturalist and geologist, that is most known for contributing to the science of evolution, and the author of “On the Origin of Species”. A theory outlining evolution and natural selection. He grew his famous beard between 1862 and 1866, and it was fist photographed in 1868. Darwin had a full bushy beard, you could say it was full of knowledge. It would have aided in his search for the evolution of species.
Edward John Smith
Also known as the the captain on RMS Titanic. Became the most experienced captain on the white star line of ships. At his height of his career, Smith was responsible for operating all the flagships of the line. And eventually captain of the RMS Titanic on it’s maiden voyage. His beard was not long at all, it stood on it’s own as a full beard and had a timeless feel of the time. A beard like this doesn’t take much effort to pull off.
There you go, a list of prominent Australian bush rangers. Kings, presidents and scientist that could and did grow beards. Hopefully you can take inspiration to grow your own beard out, and in time will look just good as these men did with theirs.