April 11, 2009

battle of the neck beards

Watching Bill Moyers Journal this morning, a program called The Legacy of President Abraham Lincoln, I happened to see for the first time a photograph of Horace Greeley the famed editor and politician.

Little did I know that on this morning I'd be witness to the fall of Henry David Thoreau from his long-standing neck beard championship.

Just compare and I'm sure you'll agree.

Henry David Thoreau

Horace Greeley

And just in case you still doubt the greatness of Greeley's neck beard, here's one more.

Horace Greeley

Posted by asa at 7:46 AM