Abraham Lincoln: The Presidential Beard

The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're...
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The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're...

The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're just dying to share. So, without further ado, here's the one image that stands out to us this week:

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A political campaign button from 1864. (Photo from Getty Images)

Five score and 52 years ago, an eleven-year-old girl named Grace Bedell changed the face of one of America's most beloved Presidents, Abraham Lincoln. On October 15, 1860 Grace wrote a letter to Lincoln saying "All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you and then you would be President." Do you think Lincoln's famous beard would have changed your mind during the election?