Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Moustaches

Herman Schmidt (1872-1959) was a prolific and talented Auckland photographer working at a studios on Queen Street throughout his training, professional career and eventual retirement in 1942 (see post on 1 July 2013).

Schmidt's main income came from taking people's portraits. Over the course of over his career, he must have seen a whole array of people come through his door to sit for their photograph to be taken. This would have included a fair number of men with facial hair ...moustaches to be exact ......

Here is an illustrated tour through images of moustached men from the Schmidt collection at the Sir George Grey Special Collections at Auckland Central Library. Enjoy!

The thin moustache:
Ref: 31-65737, Mr Orr, 1911, Sir George Grey Special Collections
 The busy luxuriant moustache:

Ref: 31-64334, Mr Coates, 1911, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: 31-62933, Mr Craig with moustache & beard, 1910, Sir George Grey Special Collections

The waxed and styled moustache:

Ref: 31-58250, Mr Nicholls, 1909, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: 31-56064, portrait of Mr Petre, 1909, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: 31-58388, Mr Stone, 1909, Sir George Grey Special Collections

The large walrus moustache:

Ref: 31-57960, portrait of Mr Donaldson, 1909, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: 31-63789, Mr Dowell, 1911, Sir George Grey Special Collections

The debonair & charming moustache:

Ref: 31-M786, Mr Meder, 1916, Sir George Grey Special Collections
 Lamb chops, incorporating a moustache and much more!

Ref: 31-58130, 1909, Mr James with mutton chops, 1909, Sir George Grey Special Collections

The 'unimpressed bride' moustache:

Ref: 31-57738, wedding portrait of Mr & Mrs White, 1909, Sir George Grey Special Collections

The trendy moustache with goatee:

Ref: 31-59516, Ignace Jan Paderewski, 1910, Sir George Grey Special Collections

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