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The Demon

Being hirsute was the go in the 1850s, 60s and 70s; but around about the 1880s the beard began to wane.

The Demon
The Demon

A mood of restraint and urbanity began to prevail; men started paying more attention to grooming; and greater variety in facial hair fashions were the result. Old men might have hung onto their whiskers, but younger, sprucer, sporting chaps tended to go for a stylish, outdoors-minded mo. The Demon is one such result. It goes well with a blazer and a boater hat.

6 portraits

1J.C. Williamson, c. 1913 John Longstaff. 2Self portrait in plus fours, c. 1939 (cast 2003) Lyndon Dadswell. 3"The Australian Commonwealth" (Henry Stafford Northcote) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1904 Sir Leslie Ward. 4Chips Rafferty, c. 1967-69 (printed 2010) Jozef Vissel. 5Dennis Lillee, 1977 (printed 2010) Bruce Postle.
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