Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sepia Saturday



This week's theme is about hair, weird illnesses, unflattering pictures, imagination run riot, whatever. In my family collection I have a lot of strange hair styles and unflattering portraits.





One particular style always amuses me. Its the clean shaven above, under the chin beard.  I suppose it has its uses.


 1. Keeps the neck warm

2. Hides the neck wrinkles

3. Keeps food scraps on the chin and out of the beard

4. More pleasant for kissing

I particularly like the hair style in this one. I wonder what they used in those days before gel  to get that effect - beeswax?







In this younger version, the hair has not quite receded below the chin and he has a slight fuzz above the upper lip.

His hair style would make Elvis envious.


Personally I think if you are going to grow hair on the face and your wife doesn't mind the tickling effect, then you might as well go the whole hog, so to speak.



Liz Needle linking with Sepia Saturday.

13 comments:

  1. Great pictures! Some of those old hair & beard styles were pretty strange. In today's world the 'beard' that I think is the most ridiculous looking thing ever is "The Patch". It looks like they missed a spot of spilled food on their chin. I wonder what the next era will bring?

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  2. These shots certainly suited the sepia meme and they were fun to see the difference styles in beards. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. The big "Ned Kelly" beards seem to be making a come back at the moment. I am not a fan!

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  4. I admit I am smiling...and laughing a little bit too. I wonder how funny future generations think our photos look, though. :)

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  5. haha. always interesting fashions to be found. :)

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  6. Yes, those are interesting styles for facial hair!

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  7. The first one is the silliest. I don't really like any beards.

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  8. Yikes! Don't think I want to kiss any of them!

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  9. Boy, they really knew how to grow 'em back then, didn't they?

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  10. Fun post! Interesting to see how men's hairstyles changed through the years.

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  12. More pleasant for kissing;I hadn’t thought of that, but looking at the last fellow- you have point!

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  13. I wonder if the style of beard was related to their religion or ethnic heritage. For example, the Amish grow a beard but no mustache.

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