This cabinet card features a handsome gentleman with an interesting looking beard and mustache. The photographer of this image is Benjamin Franklin Saylor, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His studio was the successor of Charles W. Eberman, in Lancaster. Saylor’s studio was located at 26 West King Street. Saylor was born in 1838 in Trappe, Pennsylvania. He was of German ancestry. Saylor was educated in public schools and at thirteen years of age, his father, a carpenter, died while doing work around his residence. Saylor moved to Philadelphia and at age 20, learned the business of photography. At age 27, he came to Lancaster and took over Eberman’s photo gallery. To view other interesting photographs of beards, click on the category of “Beards (Only the Best).

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  1. I have a cdv of a man with a beard, photographed by Chas. A. Saylor of Reading Pa. I wonder if they could be related.

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