Great Moustaches of Camden

It is Movember, a time for men to grow their best moustaches and encourage everyone to help change the face of men’s health. But this is not some new fad in Camden, with many past citizens having noteworthy face fittings. Take a look at the these two pictures, one a collection of men from 1903 and another from a 1890 regiment of the Camden Mounted Rifles:

Group of men possibly at Camden Show. All names on back of photo, including donor, far right. 1903.

Group of men possibly at Camden Show. 1903.

Camden Mounted Rifles Camden. 1890s

Camden Mounted Rifles Camden. 1890s

A tea strainer on almost every man jack of them! In some instances the lure of the fur was so great they complemented the flavour saver with a full, manly beard.

But this trend did not continue, and even by 1910 the prevalence of the face lace was diminishing to about half, indicated by this photograph of men at the Camden Show:

Group of men posing for a photo at Camden Showgrounds. All names typed on reverse of original. c.1910

Group of men posing for a photo at Camden Showgrounds. All names typed on reverse of original. c.1910

But these are just a few examples of the mouth brows, the snot mops, and the lipholstery that men in Camden have so often used to embroider their faces. Over the next month we will be showing you some of those magnificent men, in all their moustachioed glory. Let us know who has the best stache and we will crown them the crumb catcher king of Camden!

In accordance with the rules of Movember, these must all be moustaches. This means no joining of the fur on their lips with their chin (that is a goatee) and it cannot join with their side burns (that is a beard). Cads need not apply, as all bearers of  the bristles must conduct themselves like true gentlemen.

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