Movember is drawing to a close, and thousands of men in New Zealand and around the world are sporting moustaches for a good cause. In New Zealand, the funds raised are being used for research, advocacy and survivor support around men’s cancer and mental health. Here’s a small selection of moustachioed men, drawn from our photograph collection to inspire you in Movember’s final days … and remember, these moustaches are the culmination of years of effort!
F. W. Harrington, circa 1860, Dublin. Cabinet photograph by Chancellor and Son. Purchased 1916. Te Papa
Moustache cup with saucer, 1902, England. John Aynsley & Sons. Te Papa
Campbell 12 PS, circa 1908, Wellington. Gelatin dry plate negative by Berry & Co. Purchased 1998 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa
India series: soldier, 1960s, India. Colour transparency by Brian Brake. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa
Lt. Col. A.W. Grant, Army medical service, 43rd L.T. New Zealand 1863 – 1866, circa 1860. Cabinet photograph, maker unknown. Purchased 1916. Te Papa
Self portrait, 1930s, Wellington. Eric Lee-Johnson. Purchased 1997 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa
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