Beards of Note - Peter Cooper - Archives of American Art Blog

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010


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Please make Beards of Note a regular feature. We need more exposure on what can really be done with facial hair.

Hi Charles,

Thank you for your facial hair enthusiasm! I hope to make both Beards of Note and Mustaches of Note a AAA Blog feature for years to come! To tide you over between entries, you might want to check out the Smithsonian Photography Initiative's blog post that mentions Hans Langseth's donation of his beard to the National Museum of Natural History, at http://blog.photography.si.edu/2010/03/24/wisdom-is-in-the-head-and-not-in-the-beard

I think his glasses are also of note. It looks like the lens is on a hinge! Is this a predecessor to the flip up sunglass lens made popular by Dwayne Wayne on A Different World?

Okay, I love the blog and especially the bearded entries. My heart truly yearns to see all of the beards held in the archives. I also think there should be a "Who Signed This" category with all of the weird unreadable signatures. I love the blog!

Thanks, Thom! I love facial hair, too! The signatures idea is great. Let's talk more about this. Perhaps you know of some choice ones?

It is amazing how innovative some of these industrial engineers were. It is hard to imagine modern day inventors have such variety in their creations. Also I have not seen any of your facial hair entries but I certainly hope the Mr. Cooper makes it into your archives.

lol, thats a crazy picture.It looks like he has his head on upside down.

My grandfather had a beard exactly like that, and he was Italian (North of Italy).

I had a beard like that for 10 years until i got threatened with divorce by my wife ---i hate shaving

that guys picture looks so silly hehe xD

growing one now! :)

I wonder if this is a personal or more regional style?

I made a model of His steam engine when I was younger but I don't think I will try to grow a beard like his

So this is the person we have to thank for "Jello". This brings back all the memories of Jello dishes at Church potlucks and jello salads at Thanksgiving time.

In addition to having a stellar beard, Peter Cooper created The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Thanks to him I received a tuition-free education.

Thanks Pete.

Love your blog because it writes about people of history who incidentally have beards.Quiet interesting.

I think I've met this Peter Cooper guy before. If you are talking about photography, then, he's the man I've met just a few weeks ago.

Peter cooper is really the main man when it comes to photography. Keep up your talents!

Okay, like someone said, I love the blog and especially the bearded entries. My heart is happy to see all of the beards held in the archives too!


Now that is something I’ve never heard before. Thanks for sharing.

thanks for sharing...
I haven't come across of this matter...
Peter Cooper really doing good things...

I have read a lot about Peter Cooper and also his works!

Holy bird's nest batman! That certainly is a noteworthy beard. Thanks for the smile :)

thank you for sharing, ur the best :)...

I feel sorry for the guy who posted on July 9th that after 10 years of enjoying a no-shaving lifestyle, he had to give up his beard to avoid divorce. I'm thankful my wife hasn't made such demands, as I, too, hate shaving.

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