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Iconic Beards That Went Down in History

Iconic Beards That Went Down in History | Black Ship Grooming Co.

History has been written, painted, and photographed. And, we’re thankful for that as fellow beard lovers. Without these pieces of documented time, we would have never been able to fully appreciate the beard swagger throughout the eras. It makes us wonder what beard care kits looked like back in the day, because, we’ll admit, these men were rocking some damn good looking beards.


Charles Darwin

Known for his contributions to science with the theory of evolution, Darwin had one serious beard. Grown between 1862 and 1866, the bushy white beard hung well below the collar line and became an intriguing symbol of masculinity. How appropriate for such a scholar.


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Abraham Lincoln

If you take a look through U.S. history, there’s no arguing Abraham Lincoln has one of the most notable and clean-cut beards of all time. The chin curtain style suited this gentleman quite well.

“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” ~ Abe Lincoln


Karl Marx

Described as one of the most influential figures in human history, Karl Marx was a philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist, socialist revolutionary, and beard lover. Although he could have used a bit of beard oil, we’re in admiration of this man.


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In ancient Greece, there once was a playwright named Sophocles. Writing more than 120 plays, his full, thick, perfectly curled beard sure was something to reckon with!



Grizzly Adams

Admit it, at some point growing up you wanted the ultimate man beard accomplished by Mr. Adams. We need to give credit where credit is due, and Dan Haggerty rocked the full beard like no other.  

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Although the list goes on and on, we’ve covered a few of our favorites. No matter how different these gentlemen may seem, they all had one thing in common – the use of a beard care kit. We wish we could travel back and discover the mysteries of these iconic beards. But, for now, we’ll continue creating the ultimate line of beard care products that every man needs!


At Black Ship Grooming, we appreciate a good beard as much as the next man. Be sure to check out our popular beard care sets that includes everything from the comb to the oil!

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