Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope  you all have a blessed Thanksgiving with fine food and family. I also hope you will join me in not participating in the insane commercialization known as Black Friday. I mean, do you really want a chance at a cheap TV so badly you will participate in such nonsense. No, stay home and cherish the day with friends and family. Don't be manipulated by the corporations to use this day for indulgence in rampant consumerism.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Stylish Man

This a picture of a fairly sharply dressed man from a hundred years ago. He has a rather unique style of facial hair, in that his goatee is not joined with his mustache. He also has the style of eyeglasses that do not have the ear pieces.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Prince Nez Eyeglasses

This man has quiet the dapper style going here. Nice jacket and tie, and he is sporting not only a full blown mustache, he has those unique eyeglasses that do not have the earpieces. I believe this style of eyeglass is called the Prince Nez eyeglass. In any event he is certainly well groomed.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Parted Beard

This picture is from 1912, and it shows a rather unusual style of beard. It is as if the man is parting the beard into left and right sections. Overall, a fairly well dressed man.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Handlebar Mustache

This is a great example of the Handlebar Mustache. I don't see much of this type any more. Most men who wear a mustache these day keep it trimmed back a little more.

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Welcome to Facial Hair Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at different styles of beard's and mustaches that have occurred over the years. I think men are a little intimidated about sporting beards and mustaches, and many would dream of letting their beards grow wild, but are intimidated by social pressures. So, this week I hope the women will express their preferences on men's facial hair styles, and I hope men will describe their thoughts on beards and mustaches. This guy has a pretty interesting look going with the combination of hair and mustache.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Winter Storm

We are wrapping up Winter Blast Week with this picture of a winter storm in New York. The picture was taken in 1910. The vehicle looks like some sort of trolley. It certainly looks like a cold day. Hopefully we will get some warmer weather next week.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Today's picture shows a snowy day on Broadway. The picture was taken in 1905. It looks like the cleared the streets by just piling snow off to the side. I bet it was a big job before the days of snow plows.