A full beard and moustache, of the kind worn here by Gilbert Mair in the 1880s, became increasingly unusual. Through most of the 20th century the clean-cut look was more common, aided by the availability of better shaving equipment.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Cowan Collection (PAColl-3033)
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