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The Kansas Beard Grown Contest of 1957

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We love finding old pictures that look as if they were taken this afternoon in New York’s Brooklyn, London’s Shoreditch or wherever else hipsters congregate. So we’re delighted to find these pictures of a 1957 beard growing contest in as Olathe, Kansas.

 


Kansas Beard Growing Contest, 1957

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Kansas Beard Growing Contest, 1957

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Via: howtobearetronaut.com

  • So hipsters have a timeless look?

    • Anoraks

      That would be one way of seeing it, yes

    • Earthstar

      No, they’re just so far into the present that it looks like the past to the rest of us.

  • Tom Rombouts

    Back in the spring of 1947 Traverse City, Michigan had an idea that local men would not shave until the big centennial celebration that summer, which included a public heard contest with a number of categories. (Longest, largest, most artistic, etc.) I wonder if these pictures and the contest were related to some local event?