Facial hair was in retreat in the late 19th century. Although most men still wore a moustache or beard or both, they were smaller, neater, and more groomed. This photograph, taken in 1891, shows a young Alexander Turnbull, whose library became the foundation of the New Zealand's national research collection, the Alexander Turnbull Library.
Using this item
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.