A well dressed balding man compensates for his hair deficit by wearing wonderful mutton chops and a handsome mustache. This wide eyed gentleman’s facial hair represents tonsorial genius. The photographer of this cabinet card photograph is the studio of Winsor & Whipple in Olean, New York. This photograph was taken in 1903 or before. “The Photographic Journal of America” (1903) reported the dissolution of the partnership between Winsor and Whipple. The article reported that H. C. Whipple needed to retire due to failing health and that he was planning to move to Colorado.
This Cabinet Card captures the image of a man with a mutton chop mustache. He also has very expressive eyes. This photograph definitely qualifies for both my Beard and Mustache category which only features “the most unusual” facial hair styles. The photographer of this cabinet card is Beal of Minneapolis, Minnesota.