Portrait of Hans Langseth

Black and white photograph of Hans Langseth seated in an ornate wooden chair. He appears elderly with a very long, flowing white beard that reaches his waist, dressed in a dark Victorian suit with a fur collar. His expression is serious and his gaze is directed towards the viewer.

Hans Langseth, a Norwegian-American, holds the record for longest beard in history. His beard measured 17 ft 6 in at the time of his death in Wyndmere, North Dakota.


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Sources: photo taken circa 1912, North Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies, https://digitalhorizonsonline.org/digital/collection/uw/id/915 / Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hans_Langseth.jpg