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Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!
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Mustache on Jakob Ammann
Hi, I see you commented on the mustache on Jakob Ammann. The practice of shaving the mustache seems not to have started until a century after Ammann came on the scene. Probably an adaption from a style that swept Europe and then North America (note Abe Lincoln's shaved mustache, and thousands of others in the early to mid 1800s). To be sure, no historical evidence is known (at least to me, and I have read a lot of Anabaptist history and have specifically asked some noted Amish historians) as to when and why the shaved mustache tradition got started. It is sometimes linked to a protest against French militarism, but no historical evidence has actually shown that to be true. Mikeatnip (talk) 02:48, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
- Yea, I added that to my comment after I realized that. Anabaptists fascinate me despite that Im Jewish. Any recommendations on books to read? Amish historians, wow, of course that exists, but it still seems a surprise.--Metallurgist (talk) 17:15, 26 March 2016 (UTC)