Put those moustache cups away for another year, and splash on some bracing aftershave. Here are some shaving related items in Te Papa’s collections to inspire you Movember-ites to lather up and remove the moustaches you have tended over the last month.
What about this shaving mug for the politically-minded moustache-remover, below. It features an illustration of the Government Buildings in Wellington.
This one is rustic – more homely and domestic:
You may want to delegate the task of removing your past-its-use-by-date moustache to someone else:Preparations for a return to civilization , 28.02.1921, by Leslie Adkin. Gift of G. L. Adkin family estate, 1964. Te Papa (B.022218)
This posed, photographic joke shows a Mr Toohill having his beard trimmed by three barbers. The barber on the right, Leslie Adkin, is using a pair of sheep shears. Don’t try this at home: find a decent safety razor, like the one in this boxed set, to get the job done.