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Various cultures have embraced beards at different times, such as during the Elizabethan era, when Johnston says beards may have served as “a marker of masculinity” during a period when “the nation was somewhat effeminized” under a female ruler.
Though wartime cultural values and Army regulations kept American men clean-shaven during the first half of the 20th century, Peterkin says, the decades since have each had unique facial-hair styles, especially within countercultures.
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