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The Flynn

A handsome devil of a mo; sleek; natty; perfectly manicured; alternately rakish and debonair, wicked and agreeable.

It’s a style adaptable to any number of situations a chap might find himself in: suitable for swashbuckling, boozing, sailing, seducing, or smoking cigars with Castro. You would give anything to be the sort of man who can handle a Flynn.

1The Flynn. 2Victor Trumper, 1905 George Beldam, Sun Electric Engraving Company. 3Field Marshal the Lord Birdwood, 1938 Barbara Tribe. 4Errol Flynn, 1938 (printed 2008) George Hurrell.

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Henry Lawson, c. 1919 Lionel Lindsay
Henry Lawson, c. 1919 Lionel Lindsay
Henry Lawson, c. 1919 Lionel Lindsay
Henry Lawson, c. 1919 Lionel Lindsay

Jo's mo show

(with beards)

Previous exhibition, 2011

This exhibition illustrates changes in beards, moustaches and sideburns from the 1780s to the 1980s.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.