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Jo's mo show
Friday 28 October 2011 until Sunday 1 April 2012

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

Any survey of the National Portrait Gallery's collection reveals numerous variations in facial hair fashions. From the be-wigged and clean-shaven gents of the eighteenth century to the 70s blokes brandishing handlebar mos, portraits and the individuals depicted in them show also that such styles are more than mere whim; and that men's choices to sport facial hair have usually been closely connected to shifts in ideas about politics, society, identity or masculinity.