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The Champ

A collection of portraits showing men's beards
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Standish Backus; 1956; Unframed Dimensions 9H X 12W
Accession #: 88-186-BB
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"Facial Hirsuteness, whether a product of expediency or glory, has always been an accepted mode for well-dressed polar inhabitants. Many members of the Operation Deep Freeze entered the hairy sweepstakes whole-heartedly with their whole chins. Winners of local honors frequently were as surprised at what happened when they stopped shaving as the losers were dismayed by what refused to grow." --Commander Standish Backus 

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