"Best Beard" Contest for Gainesville's centennial. 6 men on a stage. E.H. Bone Photo Collection
Bone, Elmer H
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Event Gainesville Social Events
North America -- United States -- Florida -- Alachua -- Gainesville
The photo is from a "best beard" contest held for Gainesville's centennial celebration in 1953. The tall man in white, with the hat, is Flake Parker, former owner of Parker's Office Supplies, a longtime downtown business. He grew the beard, won the contest, shaved off the beard, and never grew one again.
Digitized with funding from the <a href="http://www.imls.gov">Institute of Museum and Library Services</a> as part of the Ephemeral Cities grant project.
University of Florida
University of Florida Archives
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Photograph 9700 from the University Archives Photograph Collection.