Books Are Full of Visual Gems: Famous Facial Hair edition!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 10:16 AM



It may come as no surprise to the book nerds out there (you know who you are), but the annals of written history are full of visual gems.

When you come across something amazing in a public domain title scanned via our library project, you can simply snag the chunk of text or image using our Share this Clip feature in Google Books (). Then, simply take the Embed HTML code and copy and paste it in to your site or blog to add it.

This past April, I decided to cease shaving and see what kind of beard I'd grow if left to my own devices. After five longs weeks, all I'd managed was an unruly and wimpy beard and decided to shave it off. For my next attempt, I'm looking to Google Books for inspiration, and put together this collection of famous facial hair using the Share this Clip feature.

[Please note, some content may not be available in full view to users outside of the United States.]

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Major General Ambrose E. Burnside and the Ninth Army Corps by Augustus Woodbury

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Nietzsche by Paul Elmer More

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New Outlook by Alfred Emanuel Smith

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A Complete Life of Gen. George A. Custer by Frederick Whittaker

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Asgard and the Gods by Wilhelm W├Ągner

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Anecdotes of the Medical World and Curiosities of Medicine by John Timbs

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