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.
Entrants in the General G. Rappleyea Memorial Beard and Mustache Competition of the 2011 Steampunk World's Fair, Somerset, New Jersey. There were many more competitors this year and some grew out their beards specifically for this event. Huzzah!