Bust of William Henry Holmes, profile. Record Unit 311, Image no. 2002-12135, Smithsonian Institution Archives

A No-Shave November Matching Game

In observance of No-Shave November, play our Smithsonian history-themed matching game!

How well do you know the faces of Smithsonian history? In observance of No-Shave November, we invite you to take part in a special-edition facial hair matching game!

Using only the following biographical summaries, try to match up the disembodied facial hair (A-J) with the celebrated Smithsonian scientist or curator it belongs to (1-10). You'll find links to the answers at the bottom of this blog post.

Happy re-moustache-ing!

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Image J

1. Henry Wood Elliott: artist, naturalist, and Joseph Henry's private secretary

2. Robert McCormick Adams: ninth Secretary of the Smithsonian

3. Edgar A. Mearns: ornithologist who took part in the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition

4. Louis Purnell: Tuskegee Airman and the Smithsonian's first African American curator

5. Carlos de la Torre y la Huerta: mollusk expert who collaborated with scientist Paul Bartsch

6. Lucille St. Hoyme: physical anthropologist and curator

7. Leonhard Stejneger: Head Curator of the Department of Biology from the 1910s-1940s

8. Frederick W. True: the Smithsonian's first curator of marine mammals

9. Lonnie Bunch: founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

10. William Henry Holmes: anthropologist and first director of the Smithsonian’s National Gallery of Art (now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum)



Image A (10)
Image B (3)
Image C (8)
Image D (1)
Image E (7)
Image F (9)
Image G (4)
Image H (6)
Image I (2)
Image J (5)

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