Victorian and Edwardian Beards as the Apex of Gentlemanly Adornments.
The Nineteenth Century was a renaissance of facial adornment and experimentation. Never before or since has the beard been such an exquisite presentation of unabashed masculinity. Herein, find but a poor sampling of the magnificence that was the Century of the Beard.
A fine gentleman and his faithful companion pose before a painted backdrop in a studio. His cheerful expression, highlighted with the cheerful upturn of his mustache is in contrast to the slightly intent expression of his dachshund.