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"Self-Portrait in Costume of Hamlet", ca. 1900, Albert Herter, oil on canvas, 36 x 24 1/4 in. (91.5 x 61.5 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Herter, 1977.100

"Portrait of John F. Weir", 1890, J. Alden Weir, drypoint on paper, plate: 7 7/8 x 6 in. (19.9 x 15.3 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Brigham Young University, 1972.84.59

Portrait of John Masefield, 1918, Jerome Blum, oil on paper mounted on paperboard, 21 1/2 x 18 in. (54.6 x 45.7 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Frances E. Blum, 1971.263

Juan Duran, 1933-1934, Kenneth M. Adams, oil on canvas, 40 1/8 x 30 1/8 in. (102.0 x 76.5 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor, 1964.1.148

Citation: Walt Whitman, ca. 1887 / George Collins Cox, photographer. [John Flanagan photographs], Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Inst...

Henry Draper was a pioneer of astrophotography who was the first to photograph the moon through a telescope. In this portrait, c. 1870, he sports a beard almost as impressive as his accomplishments. Draper Family Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Belgium-born chemist Leo Baekeland was the inventor of Bakelite, a type of plastic that marked the beginning of the modern plastics industry. This 1886 portrait shows him at age 23. Leo H. Baekeland Papers, 1863-1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

George F. Green, inventor of the dental drill, is seen here with a great full beard. William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

In 1880 the Philadelphia Society of Etchers commissioned this self-portrait of Stephen James Ferris, who was a founding member of the society. He captured his beard nicely, didn't he?

Stephen Ferris etched this portrait of Jean-Léon Gérôme, a French artist whom he admired. The 1899 work shows a dapper man with a great 'stache.

'Staches seemed to be popular for late 19th century inventors. Like Tesla and Johnson, Charles J. Kintner sported a nice mustache. William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

William Mason was a mechanical engineer and builder of textile machinery and railroad steam locomotives. He also sported this great facial hair, photographed here in 1870. William Mason Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Inventor James Hamblet rocked his facial hair. This 1893 portrait comes from a collection of photographs of associates of William J. Hammer, an electrical engineer in the late 19th century. William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

This 1930 Scurlock portrait of activist Archibald Grimké shows the distinguished man with a trim mustache.

Edward Hibberd Johnson, inventor and associate of Thomas Edison, is known as the father of electric Christmas tree lights. His discerning gaze in this studio portrait is complemented well by his 'stache. William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Sameul Putnam Avery was a New York-based art dealer and print collector in the 19th century. This portrait shows him to be a dashing gentleman with some distinct facial hair.

Portrait of Fletcher, 1939, William H. Johnson, oil on burlap, 36 1/4 x 29 1/8 in. (92.0 x 74.0 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.1136

Portrait of a Man, ca. 1923-1926, William H. Johnson, oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 23 1/8 in. (71.5 x 58.8 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.683

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    Love how his clothes get lost in the background, it really helps to focus your eye on his collar and face!

The Fur Coat, ca. 1898, Alice Pike Barney, oil on canvas, 22 x 18 1/4 in. (56.0 x 46.4 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney, 1957.13.3

Portrait of a Man, ca. 1600-1650, Unidentified, Formerly attributed to Godfrey Kneller, oil on canvas, approx. 29 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (74.9 x 62.2 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mabel Johnson Langhorne, 1956.11.29

Portrait of Ernest Lee Major, 1910, Samuel Burtis Baker, oil on canvas, 48 1/8 x 37 1/4 in. (122.1 x 94.5 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the students of Ernest Lee Major, 1952.11.2

Man with the Cat (Henry Sturgis Drinker), 1898, Cecilia Beaux, oil on canvas, 48 x 34 5/8 in. (121.9 x 87.8 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Henry Ward Ranger through the National Academy of Design, 1952.10.1

Self-Portrait, ca. 1935-1938, William H. Johnson, oil on burlap, 26 1/4 x 22 1/2 in. (66.7 x 57.2 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.945

Portrait du peintre par lui-meme, n.d., Frank Edwin Scott, 1929, oil on canvas, 32 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. (81.5 x 56.2 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney, 1952.13.132

Edgar Allan Poe, ca. 1915, Claude Buck, pen and ink, ink wash and charcoal on paper, sheet: 9 7/8 x 7 in. (25.2 x 17.8 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Claude Buck 1983.46.4