With Movember drawing to a close and all our nominees of the great moustaches of Camden up, we thought we’d do a shout out to all those men in Camden’s history who, although desiring to sport some face lace, took a different direction than the magnificent mo’. Whether it’s growing a long full beard, or giving us the Amish number of beard and no mustache, these men changed their face with the call of the fuzz, but as the rules of Movember stipulate, they were ineligible. Still, here we provide their soup strainers and flavour savers for your enjoyment with an honourable mention.
With all nominees now in and the calendar ticking over to the end of Movember, our celebration of the great moustaches of Camden is quickly drawing to a close. Before month’s end we thought we’d give you a last glance at all the candidates before casting your final vote. Click on the candidates name to view their full profile.
The nominees for Crumb Catcher King of Camden are:
Charles Dawson, son of Thomas Dawson, Camden Park Estate Manager and Land Agent.
Simple but effective, a straight lampshade style. However, exquisitely dapper, particularly with the cropped hair, likewise neatly maintained and trimmed, with clear volume standing out. Add a simple black suit and pristine white shirt, and we have a fine contender.
Portrait of prominent Camden businessman and alderman. Born 1849,died 1903.
A full, flat mo that curves around the lips. Not the fullest, or the most elegant, but what C.T. Whiteman’s moustache lacks in flair certainly does not compare with his dedication to Camden as an alderman and business owner.
Dominic Bourke was born at Glenmore, in 1862. He married Ida Crowe, and the two had a daughter, Marie Bourke, who donated the above photograph to the Camden Museum.
With a sloped pyramid moustache, neat suit with detachable stand up collar, and pockerchief, Bourke looks very dashing.