Looking for beards in life and life through beards.

 

Self Portrait With Beard Tied, by Malcolm Bowman, from here.

Self Portrait With Beard Tied, by Malcolm Bowman, from here.

zolotoivek: Portrait of Ilya Mechnikov, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, 1908.

zolotoivek: Portrait of Ilya Mechnikov, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, 1908.

Oliver Joseph Lodge, physicist from here.

Oliver Joseph Lodge, physicist from here.

'Alderman Job Garret', by G.H.W. Randle, from here.

'Alderman Job Garret', by G.H.W. Randle, from here.

demonagerie: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Supplément turc 693, f. 108v (inguinal hernia). Sharaf al-dîn, Cerrâh nâma (1466)
The patient seems remarkably chipper.

demonagerie: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Supplément turc 693, f. 108v (inguinal hernia). Sharaf al-dîn, Cerrâh nâma (1466)

The patient seems remarkably chipper.

'The Rev'd William Lite' (1860-1940) by Iso Rae from here. He does look strikingly modern with his very short hair.

'The Rev'd William Lite' (1860-1940) by Iso Rae from here. He does look strikingly modern with his very short hair.

'Dr Dadabhoy Naoroji', by V. R. Rao, from here. Dr Naoroji was a campaigner for Indian independence from Empire, founder of the Indian National Congress, political mentor to Mahatma Ghandi, and a liberal MP in Westminster, the first MP of Zoroastrian/Indian/English origin, read more here.

'Dr Dadabhoy Naoroji', by V. R. Rao, from here. Dr Naoroji was a campaigner for Indian independence from Empire, founder of the Indian National Congress, political mentor to Mahatma Ghandi, and a liberal MP in Westminster, the first MP of Zoroastrian/Indian/English origin, read more here.

'William McTaggart' (1835-1910) RSA RSW, painted by George Reid 1891, from here.

'William McTaggart' (1835-1910) RSA RSW, painted by George Reid 1891, from here.