Full beards covering the chin, combined with a moustache, were cut in many different ways -- full and very bushy, rounded and neat like General Grant's in America, or slightly more pointed like that of the Prince of Wales in England. Of course a person who could afford to eat enough that he gains extra flesh, and also have his portrait featuring his gold watch fob and his chin curtain was certainly a man with some disposable income. We shall never know exactly who he was, unfortunately. Research showed that beards could harbour bacteria which might lead to the spread of infectious diseases. Hopefully, this guide will help you figure out how your ancestor looked and when!
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In the first years of the 20th Century, some men were still wearing moustaches, but usually with short hair. Higgins had a lot of money…. Notify me of new posts via email. The Fontange of the 17th Century gradually saw a reduction in size and height as women for the first half of the 18th Century generally wore their hair small and close to the head. Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.