Thursday, February 21, 2008

Mutton Chops

The 19th century was rife with odd and wayward facial hair. In fact, there's even a blog devoted to the subject of mustaches and beards of the 19th century. Recently I came across this picture of the dour Norwegian bard Henrik Ibsen. I couldn't help but laugh out loud! Doesn't poor Henrik look like he's gotten into a fatal hit-and-run accident with a cat? (fatal for the cat, of course)

After some Goggle searching, I found out this style is called Mutton Chops. Some other amusing facial hair types of the 19th century were the French Fork and the Hulihee.

Pump up the testosterone boys!

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