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« on: October 06, 2012, 12:41:40 pm »
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Possibly the hairiest election in history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_general_election,_1867

Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau:




vs Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière


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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 01:13:18 pm »
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No, I'm pretty sure that any election featuring Lord Salisbury was hairier.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 02:20:37 pm »
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Only one of these men had remotely remarkable facial hair by the standards of the time.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 04:04:19 pm »
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Only one of these men had remotely remarkable facial hair by the standards of the time.

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And by mentioning Salisbury, let's not forget Charles Stuart Parnell and the Irish Parliamentary Paper who certainly had a fine taste in facial hair.

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 07:27:11 pm »
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At least none had neckbeards. One of the few horrifying things about the National Museum of Wales are the busts of various 19th century Cardiff Liberal dignitaries and assorted other local bigwaigs. You think at first they are wearing ruffs, which seems a little odd for the 19th century. So you have a closer look...
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 10:01:00 pm »
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The 1890 election was an example of battle between moustache and beard.

Honoré Mercier with the moustache.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Honor%C3%A9_Mercier.png

Louis-Olivier Taillon with the long beard.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Louis-Olivier_Taillon.jpg
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2012, 04:23:13 pm »
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19th century facial hair ftw
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2012, 02:13:14 pm »
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Sir Henry Parkes and Sir George Dibbs would like to disagree.

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