You know the saying: What’s old is new again.
Here’s one for you: Civil War facial hair. It’s what’s hot in 2015.

The Valentine’s new show “Beard Wars” re-creates 23 famous beards from Union and Confederate generals in the ultimate salute to facial hair.

“This was our way of paying homage to the Civil War sesquicentennial,” said Domenick Casuccio, public relations director for the Valentine. “We wanted to do something fun while capturing the cultural resurgence of men’s facial hair in Richmond.”

The American Civil War saw a wide range of styles in men’s full facial hair during the mid-19th century. In the last few years, full beards and facial hair have become popular again, especially with hipsters.

 

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