Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music!) , is to:
1) This week we're going to look for men's facial hair in our photograph collection.
2) Find one or more photographs of men in your ancestral families that have facial hair - a mustache and/or a beard.
3) Show the photograph if you have it and tell us a bit about the person shown. If you don't have a digital photograph, please describe the man and his facial hair the best you can.
4) Write your own blog post, or a comment to this blog post, or a comment on Facebook or Google+.
1) Devier J. Smith (1839-1894) is my second great-grandfather, born in Jefferson County, New York and died in McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska. I have two photos of him with facial hair. Here is the best "formal" photograph:
This photo was taken in Concordia, Kansas between 1875 and 1885. Devier was a livery business owner, horse trader and land speculator in his adult years. I think that is probably a buggy whip in his right hand.
2) James Richman (1821-1912) is my second great-grandfather, born in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England, and died in Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut. Here is a photograph of James with a white beard:
This photograph was taken in about 1890-1900, in Putnam, Connecticut, when James was elderly.
3) I have several ancestors who had mustaches - I'll save them for another time.
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