03.02.2019 Bearded, Beardless and Growing Beard Lincoln and Look-alikes

A look-alike, double,or doppelgänger is a person, real or fictitious, who closely resembles another person — respectively, real or fictitious — in appearance:

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most popular political figures of all time and many men have adopted a general appearance similar to their model, since his inauguration in 1861 and even more so after the 1865 attack.

When looking for Lincoln portraits, many collectors meet look-alikes.

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most popular political figures of all time and many men have adopted a general appearance similar to their model, since his inauguration in 1861 and even more so after the 1865 attack.

When looking for Lincoln portraits, many collectors meet look-alikes.

Lincoln bearded look-alikes are numerous. They are all posterior to 1861, as Lincoln grew his beard for the first time in his life after his election and on the way to his inauguration.

Collectors have searched also for beardless Lincoln portraits, meaning pre-1860. Only two beardless look-alikes have been publicly suggested in a century ofavid investigation.

 

Lincoln growing whiskers portraits, November 1860-February 1861

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