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.

50 comments:

leslie said...

Where has this blog been my whole life? I am glad!

Cheri Daniels said...
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Cheri Daniels said...

It is fitting that it would be Duke connected to this latest villainous discovery.....shaking fist of Wildcat fury!

Anonymous said...

The moustache that killed the hat. Not being from America one has a different perspective: No man could stand in the way of a Moustache as magnificent as this, not even a president. I think many other moustaches would have been required to catch and kill this one. Moustache gone wild!

Jon said...

Come, come. This fellow is much older than that twenty-six year-old murderous thespian.

He looks no more like Wilkes Booth than I.

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Madbeanman said...

This blog is what I love most, great pieces of insanity.

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Henna said...

well, it was a joy reading your blog and comments regarding mustaches, its fitting to know how personality become to mustaches and look fiery or nice

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The Misanthrope said...

Truly a man's mustache

blessingsgoddess said...

You have certainly filled the mustache gap in the market !

Tawna said...

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Bruce's Bike Blog said...

To me these mustaches are like the ball caps the guys wear today--some sports team, a tractor dealership, NASCAR, and other symbols that celebrate mediocrity--but the mustache had a lot more class!

Cheers! Bruce

Ryan Allen said...

i wish i could grow a mustache like that

Anonymous said...

Definitely sharing this blog with others, also trying to coax my brother into choosing a mustache to grow that looks like one on your page.
Is General Custer soon to come in the Annals of Mustach Villainy?

Anonymous said...

Will definitely share this blog with other facial hair fans! Trying to convince my brother to try out a style pictured on your blog.
Is Gen Custer soon to come in the Annals of Mustache Villainy?

Il Conformista said...

Have you ever noticed how the size of the mustache is inversely correlated to the evilness of the person under it?

Here is the scientific proof:

Hitler = small mustache = very evil

Groucho Marx = big mustache = not so evil

Conclusion: evil stunts mustache growth.

Sierra said...

Dear Mustaches of the Nineteenth Century,

WOW! Really interesting. I wish everyone had mustaches this FANTASTIC! I have to admit the 19th century was full of these masculine mustaches. Keep writing GREAT stories, because, your a GREAT writer. Check out my blog at www.sierraschirp.blogspot.com! I write about reviews [I may write about your blog!] recipes, personal thoughts, and more!

PS: You're HILARIOUS with the mustache jokes! :)

Love & Rockets,
Sierra

Erin & Mary said...

Hm. I had a mustache similair to that one... I decided to grow it out and braid it.

-Ein. (:

Louise M. said...

Just found your blog and I love it! I'm following you. I'm from Paris, France and "La Moustache" is something we love here as well! ;) Just launched a fun blog called "Mandatory Laugh", if you have some time to drop by.

Thank you!

Dr. HMM said...

A fine and well-documented sampling indeed! I do have one question: where are your portraits of the femme mustache? Rather like the femmullet I stumbled upon this blog hoping also to view the fantastic facial hair artistry of the gentler sex.

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Jarrett Bellini said...

I like it. It's very Mark Twain. Go Booth!

a chick without a moustache said...

this is not solely about moustaches of the 19th century, but i thought you might find this history interesting:

http://www.blogonoscopy.com/2008/08/brief-history-of-moustache.html

Dan B said...

I never realized how many different styles of mustaches there are. You need to make a post about the porn mustache.

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Dan

Mr.FluffyGuy said...

Beary funny! Someday, when I grow a mustache, Id want to be featured on here.

Misty's Creations said...

Very Cool...I'm a Barber when I'm not painting or sculpting clay, I sculpt mustaches and beards. Love your blog!
Misty

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I am so happy to see a blog on the wonders of the Muzz. Amazing.

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Anonymous said...

I don't mean to offend, but was never too fond of facial hair. That is, of course, until I stumbled upon this little slice of heaven. I especially enjoy your witty, eloquently worded commentary on each one!

More Mustaches!

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Mr. Gillette said...

19th century mustaches are nice but what looks hot on the 21st century man? I got the answer from the ladies!

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