Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Facial Hair week continues with this fine example of a mustache. This is a fairly robust one, and it goes well with his overall outfit. The picture is from the early 1900's,


  1. A fine figure of a man! I have a real weakness for men with fuzzy faces, although yesterday may be an exception.

  2. The monocle is also interesting. And when did men begin to part their hair in the middle? Earlier, women always parted theirs in the middle, men always parted theirs on the side. In my grandparents' 1907 wedding photo, her hair is in a pompadour, no part at all, which seems fairly typical after 1900. His is parted on the left, the same side as my g grandfather about 1880. I don't know whether guys were stuck with that side, or if all the grease most of them used took care of any cowlicks.