Portrait of crew member aboard HELEN B STERLING, 1899-1953

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Moustaches have long been a favourite of sailors and sea captains. This album highlights images from the museum’s collection spanning the Victorian era to the 1980s. Do you know your moustaches? This selection of photographs includes timeless classics such as the ‘Chevron’, the ‘Dali’ and the ‘Handlebar’. There will also be lesser known styles such as the ‘Walrus’, ‘Toothbrush’, ‘Horseshoe’, ‘Pencil’, and the ‘ Lampshade’.

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