The beard in history, or the history of the beard…

On-line version of calendar of Šechtl & Voseček Museum of Photograhy

While dandy moustaches were sported by young officers, the army still continued the tradition of compulsory moustaches in the elite units of grenadiers and hussars. A long tradition of army moustaches was, in many cases, a model to be followed by the general male population.

On the photos: Soldiers, 1880–1907.