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Mustaches of the 19th Century

A University of Kentucky photographic archivist runs this updated-daily blog highlighting forgotten follicular gems like "The Pugilist", "The Face Spanner", and "The Full Nietzsche" -- a doublewide, mouth-covering 'stache so spectacular, it caused the philosopher to proclaim "Beard is Dead".

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