LOST GALLERY has thousands of old photographs. They are grouped by content or subject for easy comparison. Many of the photographs are decades old.
As you probably know already, the moustache was common among gentlemen of yesteryear. From Pencil-Thin to Handlebar, most men cultivated some sort of whiskers on their upper lip. There were no safety razors or electric razors a hundred years ago. Maybe it was vanity, or maybe it was a male ego thing or even an attempt at being stylish. Maybe it was inconvenient to shave under the nose with an ultra sharp straight razor.
In actuality it was more than a bit inconvenient. They had to groom it daily sometimes with moustache wax and use a moustache cup for their coffee. And let me tell you it was no boon during a head cold.
Let's examine a few. There are many portraits of men with a moustache in LOST GALLERY. Let's deal with the moustache only, no beards or muttonchops or goatees or chin curtains. No side-whiskers or neck beards or Shenandoahs.
Also let's look only at cabinet cards, CDVs and tintypes; no snapshots. We can be fairly sure that all of these are more than a century old.
I'm not sure if this guy has a beard or not.
The original is very faded and the dark area around his neck may just be a result of the extensive enhancement it had to endure.
So, wax on back to the
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