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A Beard Seven Feet in Length.

An Aberdeenshire? correspondent has kindly enabled a Home paper to :give a likentess of Mr Philip Henson, who is now the pround possessor of a beard which,, measures seven feet in length. Thejph^io! from^which the portrait is sketched iwas'" 1 taken four years ago at Drppel's Belle Studio, St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A. In forwarding ( the^ portrait the correspondent says :—fn August 1887 I read about an American gentleman who was said to possess the longest beard of any man in the world.' At tliat time he was 62 years of age, and stood, six feet 2 inches. ;When lie was erect his beard reached the ground. I now know that the statements I then read were true, for. I have been presented with Mr Henson's portrait, taken four; years ago. Since that time his beard has' grown a good bit, and he tells me it now measures 7 feec. He has been_ asked to put himself on exhibition as one of the ■natural curiosities of j the Vbijlcl, 1 but he has not yet agreed with ariy V "showman. 'Mr? Heuson's father's father went to America'from Scotland; his mother's' father want "from Dublin. He is thus of ( Scotch-Irish extraction. Our correspondent adds that Mr Henson is married and has two sons. ; Tho Christmas number of the People's Journal >vas sent to him last i December, and he wrote that he was proud to receive such a production from the old country. , He then mentioned that his leard was trailing a -foot or more on, the Jqor, and iq .of a yellow, golden color.: , '. .',,, •< ' ' '

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A Beard Seven Feet in Length., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2432, 4 June 1890

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A Beard Seven Feet in Length. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2432, 4 June 1890

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