Historical Moustaches for Movember!

November 18, 2014 9:31 PM

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It is the halfway point of November and as you are out at the grocery store, perhaps doing a little early Thanksgiving shopping or just running errands, you become aware of the presence of many more moustaches than usual. At first you attribute it to the recent cold snap, but then you remember Movember and its awareness of men's health issues! The Minnesota Historical Society is highlighting some of the moustachioed men of the past in its photo collection. Perhaps these images can serve as inspiration for grooming as the end of the month nears? The gentlemen above sport matching moustaches that taper slightly in this 1918 photo.

This tintype, circa 1870, features a man in uniform. In addition to his well-groomed moustache, this image is notable for the hand-coloring on the tintype. Gold coloring was often added to jewelry, buttons, and trim, particularly with military uniforms.

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