Archive Moustaches

29 November 2017

Taking part in Movember this month? Let us inspire you with various moustache styles from our archive.

Time flies, November is almost gone and with it Movember. Have you been growing your Mo to raise funds for a good cause? If you took the challenge you might be thinking what’s next? Style it or shave it?

To help you decide what style to choose here’s some inspiration from our collections. All these gentlemen may have been early participants in Movember.

Moses James Nobbs, last of the Mail Coach Guards. Watercolour Painting by H E Brown. c 1890

Moses James Nobbs, last of the Mail Coach Guards. Watercolour Painting by H E Brown.
c 1890

Black and white photo of Captain Waterhouse, Assistant Postmaster General

Captain Waterhouse, Assistant Postmaster General, POST 118/1327

Men standing in front of sorting frames sorting mail, photographic lantern slide, early 20th Century

Men standing in front of sorting frames sorting mail, photographic lantern slide, early 20th Century

We especially adore illustrated postcards designed by French artist Em Dupuis between 1914-1915. These are a great source of inspiration.

Or what about going bald completely?

J Darke Esq. Regional Director, North West Region, 1911.

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– Marketing & Communications Team