Facespanners of the 19th Century

And via Archaeoporn’s recent Cabinet of Curiosities here’s Mustaches of the Nineteenth Century with the Institute’s collection of the greatest Facespanners we’ve ever encountered… Brilliant!

2 Responses to “Facespanners of the 19th Century”

  1. The Beer Nut says:

    Just the word “Facespanner” does it for me.


  2. mooregroup says:

    In the Institute’s glossary they disparagingly describe our strange spelling of the word as follows:


    Foreign variant of mustache. Primarily used in opium dens and other houses of ill-repute where no gentlemanly facial hair would ever find itself.

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