If men’s facial hair could claim an official month, it would most certainly be November. Whether you call it “No Shave November” or “Movember” (a blend of mustache and November), it is time to celebrate all manner of beards, mustaches, mutton chops, side burns, etc. Now if this is the first time you are hearing about this month-long festival of whiskers, and you’re thinking it is a little silly, rest assured that it benefits a great cause. The goal of the Movember movement is to raise awareness and money for men’s health issues. Here is a link to the charity’s website if you’d like to learn more: http://us.movember.com/about/vision-goals
In honor of Movember, we thought we would share some photos of historic facial hair from around Latah County. If you are participating in No Shave November, we hope these pictures provide a little inspiration!
This post was inspired by a similarly themed entry on the National Museum of American History’s blog O Say Can You See. For more mustaches, check out their post here.