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Facespanners of the 19th Century

February 20, 2008

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 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2008 7:03 pm

    Just the word “Facespanner” does it for me.


  2. February 20, 2008 7:14 pm

    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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