Moustache Season

We’ve noticed that moustaches seem to be making a comeback. It might be because of Movember, a month long campaing that helps raise awareness for men’s health, including prostate and other cancers.  

If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are some of the best examples of manly moustaches from our photograph collection:

Prof. C. Oelschlaegel

Prof. C. Oelschlaegel

Nothing definitive was found regarding his presence in Davenport, but there was a Christian Oelschlaegel listed in the 1900 census as a violin teacher living in Henry County, Indiana. Born in Germany about 1866, he came to America in 1887. It would be reasonable to identify the age of the man in this image as in his forties.

 

S. A. Finger

S. A. Finger

According to the 1900 Davenport City Directory, Samuel A. Finger was a police magistrate justice and a lawyer. He was married to Nellie.

 

Chas. Maehr

Chas. Maehr

We are unable to find anyone by that name in either the Davenport City Directories or the 1900 and 1910 Censuses. This could be a portrait of Charles Maher, age 36, who is listed in the 1900 Census along with his wife, Mary.

 

Alex Anderson

Alex Anderson

According to the 1906-1907 Davenport City Directory, Alex Anderson was the president of the Nicholas Kuhnen Cigar Company in Davenport.

 

Mr. Fejervary

Mr. Fejervary

It seems quite likely this is Count Nicholas Fejervary, originally from Hungary, who came to Davenport in 1853. The philanthropist supported the city of Davenport in many ways, including donating his grand estate to the city, now known as Fejervary Park.

 

(posted by Cristina)

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One Response to Moustache Season

  1. Harry W. Walker III says:

    You should start a QC mustache contest.

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