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Published on Mar 16, 2011
Abraham Lincoln grew beard before he was inaugurated as president, in 1861. David C. Ward, historian at the National Portrait Gallery, discusses the reasons that Lincoln changed his appearance. Interview by Warren Perry, recorded March 3, 2011.
Part of our ongoing series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. To view the entire series see: http://ow.ly/9q25n.