Friday, October 1, 2010

The Twin Mustache

How rare it is to cultivate a fine mustache, but the cultivate two at the same time of the same high quality... Outstanding! 'Tis a pity that they cannot stand proudly side-by-side. The sitting twin lost his leg to a fearsome Alligator during a trip to Flo-rida. Will we ever tame that savage State?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Mustache Sufferer

Why is this fellow so disappointed? He has a lovely mustache and wife. Perhaps he is a sufferer of the dread neurasthenia. Too bad the unfortunately named Dr. Beard* is not around to diagnosis him.

*In regards to the image at the referred page: While I find myself disappointed that Dr. Beard does not possess a mustache, he is at least beardless, which befits his advanced education and medical acumen. His hearty Sideburns allude to a fine mustache that might have been. Now I seem to be filled with neurasthenia... Curse the ceaseless vicissitudes of Melancholia!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Desperate Mustache

There is a sad touch of desperation in this poor man's look. Perhaps he knows he is the target of an imminent mustache-napping plot. Can you imagine the horror of finding your mustache missing and a note demanding ransom stapled to your upper lip? To be set upon by the medical and natural perils of mustache stewardship is one thing--barbaric theft is quite another!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Dandy Mustache

An absolutely delightful mustache on this fine figure of a dandy. Thin and sharp--almost sharp enough to cut through the fog of history. And his amazing oversize bow-tie surely meant he was the manly he-belle of whatever ball he attended.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Annals of Mustache Villainy

Regular readers of this poor journal will be familiar with my quirks and prejudices. I defend the mustache in all forms and the fine men and women who wear them from all assaults. But there is villainy in the mustache family:

Presented here is true villain from mustache history, John Wilkes Booth, murderer of the 16th President if these United States, Abraham Lincoln.

This heretofore unknown image of the assassin was uncovered by the keen eye of Josh Hager while working at Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University. Read his entire adventure at the RBMSCL blog, The Devil's Tale.

Brought to my attention by the ever faithful Amy McDonald.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Golden Locks, Golden Looks

Perhaps a tad windblown, and perhaps a bit perturbed by the state it has left his hair in, but his mustache is as sturdy as the price of gold.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another Fine and Bushy Fellow

A mustache so full and boisterous, it completely consumes his upper and lower lips. Delightful.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wild Mustaches Cannot Be Broken

Look upon it in all its bushy glory. More beautiful than a prarire sunrise and more pure than the cleanest mountain system. This was a mustache that help build America.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Early Faceshelf

Years before Chester A. Arthur, this gentleman was, as the kids say, "rockin'" this fantastic faceshelf. Although his egregious off-centeredness suggests The Shameful Tintypist has struck once more.