Movember Man

As we are now reaching the end of Movember, there should be a fine army of men with fabulous moustaches making a statement in support of men’s health issues. Inspired by this, we have found what we hope are some equally fantastic images from our collections.

Edward Ansell J.P. and Chairman of the Governors of the Blue Coat School.  [MS 2724/2/B/4291]

Edward Ansell J.P. and Chairman of the Governors of the Blue Coat School. c.1910.
[MS 2724/2/B/4291]

The Governors of the Blue Coat School, Harborne Hill, Edgbaston. [MS 2724/2/B/4285]

The Governors of the Blue Coat School, Harborne Hill, Edgbaston. c.1910.
[MS 2724/2/B/4285]

 

Edward Ansell J.P. and Chairman of the Governors of the Blue Coat School. c.1910.  [MS 2724/2/B/4292]

T. H. Ash J.P. and Chairman of the Governors of the Blue Coat School. c.1910.
[MS 2724/2/B/4292]

Villagers smoking pipes at Astley, Warwickshire. The gentleman on the right is believed to have been the village postmaster. 1896. [MS 2724/2/B/1999]

Villagers smoking pipes at Astley, Warwickshire. The gentleman on the right is believed to have been the village postmaster. 1896.
[MS 2724/2/B/1999]

It is easy to imagine any of these people playing the characters in The Moustache Movement: An Original Farce which was first performed at the Royal Adelphi Theatre on Thursday, 30th March 1854. [MS 2899/1/1/2/BroughR] A vivid image springs to mind of all the characters in the play who, unsurprisingly, all had moustaches which were increasingly preposterous. I particularly liked the image of the Butcher – as the curtain rises he was seen caressing his moustache and using the suet on his tray as cosmetique! It’s a shame they didn’t include illustrations!

 

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One response to “Movember Man

  1. This is sooo funny I am sharing it on Facebook

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