Above is photograph that appeared in an Australian newspaper in January 1964. When I discovered the clipping I was immediately struck by Watson's unusual facial hair. At the CSHL Archives we have several photographs documenting his brief and ill-advised mustache phase, but a beard? This was entirely new to me.
The article itself is written in an extremely colorful manner, and of course mentions his recently acquired whiskers:
The short, wild, brown beard he wore in Australia is a signpost to his 'innermost self' and it caused people to say 'Haunted' and 'Mephistophelean' as soon as they met him.
Below are two articles from the trip. Click to enlarge.