Sunday, December 01, 2013

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday this week appears to be about moustachioed men winning swimming trophies. I have decided to take the easy option and go with the moustache angle - that seems to be a favourite in my family, judging by the number of them in the old albums.

This gentleman has an artistic look with his luxuriant swept back hair and moustache and his knotted tie. I can see him in an artist's smock, paint brush in hand.

A military look about this lad with his short hair and twirled moustache.  I think he fancies himself a bit of a ladies' man.

An odd choice for a young man, I think. It would look better on a more mature gentleman.  Perhaps this fellow had rotten teeth or thin lips and he preferred to keep them hidden. This moustache would make dainty eating rather difficult.

Rather a wispy effort with the moustache, made up for with a neat beard. Almost a forerunner to the unshaven look that is so trendy today.

An even wispier effot at a moustache, with a much fuzzier beard.  Quite a handsome fellow this one.  I'd fancy him without the facial frizz.

For the older gentleman. This fellow would make a great Santa at John Martin's Magic Cave (a South Aussie reference).

And to my mind, the weirdest of the lot. I think he must suffer from a cold neck - that's the only reason I can think of for this weird fringe of hair under his chin.

That's Sepia Saturday for this week.  Check out the link and have a look at what other Seoains have come up with for this theme.

Liz Needle  -   linking with Sepia Saturday.


  1. Certainly a fine and varied collection of moustaches on display here, by contrast with the very small number in my collection, hence my alternative approach to the photo thems.

  2. A wonderful compilation of manly whisker styling. I believe that the various beard and 'stache styles have a meaning now lost to us in the 21st century. They showed profession, trade, nationality, ethnicity, military rank, etc. and I don't think they were just an individual fashion choice.

  3. What striking portraits - the different characters shine out from them.

  4. That last guy looks a bit like Robin Williams.

  5. A great collection and variety - are they relations of yours?

  6. I agree with Wendy. That last fellow does look a bit like Robin Williams. Quite a collection here of varied 'stache & beard styles. I like a nice trim moustache. Heavier ones, no. Beards I can take or leave - depending. :))