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The Barkly

A look involving very long, side whiskers that descended as far south as a gentleman’s lapels.

The Barkly
The Barkly

Unlike those sporting conventional mutton-chops, observers of the Barkly (also known as ‘Piccadilly Weepers’ or ‘Dundrearies’) kept the rest of their faces hairless, allowing the pendant sideburns to drip, stalactite-like, along the jawbone.

4 portraits

1Richard Windeyer, c. 1828 Charles Richard Bone. 2Sir Henry Barkly, c. 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill. 3Reverend James Buller, 1864 Batchelder & O'Neill.
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