Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Whisker Wednesdays

By Mary Willet

This is a photograph of a famous painter, Tom Thomson, taken in 1895.[1] Thomson is seen with a moustache that has been styled into a Pyramidal Moustache. A Pyramidal Moustache is shorter on the top, and longer on the bottom, slightly resembling a pyramid.[2]

Tom Thomson was born in 1877 in Pickering, on Concession 8 and was the son of John Thomson. As a young man, Thomson became quite a famous painter, eventually joining and becoming one of the famous “Group of Seven.”  After his death in 1917, his paintings have been put on display around the world, in many different exhibitions.[3]

Show us your facial hairstyle and register for the 4th Annual Beard & Moustache Competition at PMV’s Gears & Gourmet event June 7, 2014. To find out more or to download a registration form click here: http://www.pickering.ca/en/discovering/events.asp

Photograph courtesy of Pickering Public Library www.pada.ca

 



[1] Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive  and Lillian M. Gauslin. From Paths to Planes: A Story of the Claremont Area.

Ontario: Lillian M. Gauslin, 1974, p. 266-267.

[2] Hudson. Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming. 2013.

[3] Gauslin, p. 266-267.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Whisker Wednesdays

By Mary Willet

This photograph was taken in the 1900s of Frederick Lachlan Green.[1] In this photo Green is sporting a moustache, which he styled into a Handlebar Moustache. A Handlebar Moustache is a style of moustache that can be worn either long or petite. It is usually a bushier style of moustache, with the ends grown long and curled upwards with the help of wax. [2]

Frederick L. Green is the grandson of the founder of Greenwood, Frederick Green, whom he was named after. In 1894, he married Katherine Stevenson, and he continued to run the Green enterprises in the village of Greenwood. Green, was also both a farmer as well as a miller, and eventually became the President of the Dominion Jersey Breeders Association; raising a large herd of Jersey cattle on the farm he named Unadilla.[3] Green passed away on April 29 1945, and he is buried in the Pickering area.[4]

Show us your facial hairstyle and register for the 4th Annual Beard & Moustache Competition at PMV’s Gears & Gourmet event June 7, 2014. To find out more or to download a registration form click here: http://www.pickering.ca/en/discovering/events.asp

Photograph courtesy of Pickering Public Library www.pada.ca



[1] Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive. Pickering Public Library & Ajax Public Library. 2003. Web. July-August 2013. <http://www.pada.ca/>  

[2] Hudson. Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming. 2013. Web. July-August 2013.

http://www.ftmguide.org/facialhair.html#top

[3] Beatrice McLean and Irven McLean. Greenwood Through the Years. Canada:  The Forum, 1963

[4] Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive, and McLean, 1963.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Whisker Wednesdays

By Mary Willet

This is a photograph of Samuel Green, the son of Frederick Green, the founder of Greenwood.[1] The facial hairstyle displayed in this photo is a partial beard in the style of Mutton Chops. For this style, the sideburns are grown longer as well as wider. Mutton Chops are one of the most common styles of facial hair. Usually the chin is kept clean shaven, although the sideburns can be grown to almost reach the chin line.[2]

Samuel Green was born in 1836, married Catherine Slater and had a family of four children, including Frederick L. Green. Following in his father’s footprints, Green entered the milling business, carrying on his father’s legacy. Beginning in 1877, Green became the deputy reeve of the Pickering Township; this was only a year before his death at the age of 41.[3]

Show us your facial hairstyle and register for the 4th Annual Beard & Moustache Competition at PMV’s Gears & Gourmet event June 7, 2014. To find out more or to download a registration form click here: http://www.pickering.ca/en/discovering/events.asp

Photograph courtesy of Pickering Public Library www.pada.ca



[1] Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive. & McLean, Greenwood Through the Years.

[2] Hudson. Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming. 2013

[3] McLean, Greenwood Through the Years

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Whisker Wednesdays

By Mary Willet

This is a photograph of the Green River Shamrocks Football Club, taken in 1909.[1] Three individuals in the back row of this photo display facial hair. From left to right, the first and third men have moustaches in the style of a Chevron, which is worn longer, bushier and covering the upper lip. [2]  The second man has a moustache in the style of a Copstash Standard, which is the length of the upper lip, and is not too bushy.[3] 

Throughout the history of the Pickering Township, football was one of the most popular summer sports played. It was in 1898 that the Green Shamrocks was first established, and quickly became a powerful club.  The football club was eventually added to the Ontario Association, and it won the league championships during the years of 1907, 1909, 1910 in the Pickering Township area. This football club even went so far as to place 2nd out of all Ontario teams, in the years 1907 and 1910, playing in the final games.[4]

Show us your facial hairstyle and register for the 4th Annual Beard & Moustache Competition at PMV’s Gears & Gourmet event June 7, 2014. To find out more or to download a registration form click here: http://www.pickering.ca/en/discovering/events.asp

Photograph courtesy of Pickering Public Library www.pada.ca



[1] Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive.

[2] Hudson. Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming. 2013 & Expanded Facial Hair Types Sheet

[3] Expanded Facial Hair Types Sheet

[4] Wood, William R. Past Years in Pickering. Toronto: William Briggs, 1911, p. 209

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Whisker Wednesdays

By Mary Willet

In this photo taken in 1880, Eli Barclay has a full beard, in the style of a Spade. A Spade beard is a larger and longer style of beard that is joined through the side burns, and does not involve a moustache.[1] 

Eli Barclay was born in 1825, to George Elder Barclay, in the Pickering Township.[2] After his father’s death, he remained on the family farm, becoming quite wealthy during the years of the Crimean War, cultivating his land.[3] Barclay married Mary Ann Harper, and raised a family of eight children.[4] In 1865, Eli Barclay finished the construction of his home, which he entitled “Ever Green Villa”, which cost nearly $800 to build. Eli Barclay passed away in year 1893.[5]            

Show us your facial hairstyle and register for the 4th Annual Beard & Moustache Competition at PMV’s Gears & Gourmet event June 7, 2014. To find out more or to download a registration form click here: http://www.pickering.ca/en/discovering/events.asp

Photograph courtesy of Pickering Public Library www.pada.ca



[1] Hudson. Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming. 2013.

[2] Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive & Miller, p. 292-296

[3] McKay, p. 198-200

[4] Miller, p. 292-296

[5] McKay, p. 198-200

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Whisker Wednesdays

By Mary Willet

This is a photo of Ed and his wife Martha Ann Willson of Rosemount Farm, which is located in Whitevale, specifically on Concession 4, the north half of Lot 21, and was taken in 1932.[1] In this photo, Ed Willson is seen with a partial beard, which has been styled into Friendly Mutton Chops. In this style, the sideburns are grown long and join each other above the mouth, forming a moustache that is connected to the sideburns, the chin on the other hand, remains clean shaven.[2]

Ed Willson is the son of Casper Willson, and he married his wife in 1880, raising a family of four children.[3] Willson lived in the Whitevale and Brougham area most of his life, taking over the family farm, which was on Lot 21, Concession 4, in the Pickering Township.[4] Willson and his wife celebrated their golden anniversary in 1930 and he passed away on November 19, 1934.[5]

Show us your facial hairstyle and register for the 4th Annual Beard & Moustache Competition at PMV’s Gears & Gourmet event June 7, 2014. To find out more or to download a registration form click here: http://www.pickering.ca/en/discovering/events.asp

 

Photograph courtesy of Pickering Public Library www.pada.ca



[1] Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive & Sabean, John W. Time Present and Time Past. Pickering: Altona Editions, 2000,

p.110.

[2] Hudson. Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming. 2013.

[3] Miller, p. 391

[4] McKay, p. 226-227.

[5] Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Whisker Wednesdays

By Mary Willet

This is a portrait of Thomas Poucher taken around the year 1911. Poucher is seen with a partial beard in the style that is similar to a Circle Beard, but is fuller and longer. For this style, the hair that forms the moustache connects with the hair forming the goatee, encircling the mouth.[1]

Thomas Poucher was born in 1842, and is the son of Daniel Poucher.[2] In 1864, Poucher married Mary Anne Young, and had a family of two children, Adelia and Norman.  Throughout his life, Poucher filled many roles. For nearly forty years, he ran a successful auctioneering business that was located in Brougham.[3] Between the 1901 and 1902, Poucher held the role of Reeve in the Pickering Township.[4] In 1905, he was chosen to become a magistrate in Pickering.  Poucher was also very active in the St. John’s Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder for a number of years.[5]

Show us your facial hairstyle and register for the 4th Annual Beard & Moustache Competition at PMV’s Gears & Gourmet event June 7, 2014. To find out more or to download a registration form click here: http://www.pickering.ca/en/discovering/events.asp

 

Photograph courtesy of Pickering Public Library www.pada.ca



[1] Hudson. Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming. 2013.

[2] Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive.

[3] Miller, p. 373

[4] Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive.

[5] Miller, P.373

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Whisker Wednesdays

By Mary Willet

This is a photo of young Hugh and Willie Miller, the sons of John Miller Jr. with Robert Miller their uncle, taken in 1900.[1] Robert Miller in this photograph is seen with a full beard in the style of a Short Boxed Beard. A Short Boxed Beard is a style of beard worn fairly short, but is still full and has an integrated moustache.[2]

Robert Miller was involved with his brothers and father, John Miller, Sr., in the firm entitled John Miller & Sons. This firm participated in the selling of pedigreed farm animals throughout North America. In the firm, Robert Miller was one of the primary salesmen and promoters, helping to establish a number of livestock organizations throughout North America.[3]

Hugh Miller married Elsie Moon in 1945, had a family of two sons, John and James. He remained on his family’s home settlement, raising livestock. William Allan Miller was the oldest son of John Miller, Jr. He married Dorothy Baker, and also had a family of two sons, George and Douglas. Willie Miller graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Physics and Mathematics.[4]

Show us your facial hairstyle and register for the 4th Annual Beard & Moustache Competition at PMV’s Gears & Gourmet event June 7, 2014. To find out more or to download a registration form click here: http://www.pickering.ca/en/discovering/events.asp

Photograph courtesy of Pickering Public Library www.pada.ca



[1]Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive.  

[2] Expanded Facial Hair Types Sheet

[3] Miller, Robert A. The Ontario Village of Brougham- Past! Present! Future? Canada: The Alger Press Limited, 1975, p. 359-365

[4] Miller, p. 359-365

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Whisker Wednesdays

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By Mary Willet

The individuals in this photo consist of Samuel Stevenson, his wife Susannah Stevenson (previously Susannah Green Anker), and their daughter Caroline and her daughter Maud and was taken around 1900.[1] Samuel Stevenson is seen wearing a full beard, the style, known in modern terms as a Ducktail with a prominent moustache. The Ducktail, is formed when the bottom of the beard is tapered to a point, and it would appear in this photo that his moustache is not connected to the rest of the beard, making it more prominent.[2]

Samuel Stevenson is the son of Thomas Stevenson, and had a family of nine children, although two children died in infancy and one of his sons’ died at the age of 11. Samuel Stevenson was born in 1844, and he bought the front of Lot 18, Concession 6, in Pickering, which was owned by his older brother Noble Stevenson. In 1921, Stevenson passed away, having lived in the Pickering Township for the majority of his life.[3]

Caroline Stevenson married Charles Barclay and had a family of six children, including her daughter Maud.[4]

Show us your facial hairstyle and register for the 4th Annual Beard & Moustache Competition at PMV’s Gears & Gourmet event June 7, 2014. To find out more or to download a registration form click here: http://www.pickering.ca/en/discovering/events.asp

Photograph courtesy of Pickering Public Library www.pada.ca



[1] Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive.       

[2] Expanded Facial Hair Types Sheet

[3] Miller, Robert A. The Ontario Village of Brougham- Past! Present! Future? Canada: The Alger Press Limited, 1975,

p. 384-387.

[4] Miller, p. 384-387

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Whisker Wednesdays

By Mary Willet

This is a photograph of men that operated a number of different businesses in the Claremont area c.1910.[1] The men in this photo display a number of different styles of facial hair, of particular note:

Top row (left to right): The third individual has a moustache that is similar to the modern Copstash Standard, which involves a moustache that does not usually pass the length of the upper lip, and is not too bushy.[2] The eighth individual has a moustache that is similar to the Walrus, which is usually quite large, full and fairly droopy in style.[3]

2nd Row: The first, sixth and eighth individuals have a moustache in the style of a Handlebar Moustache, which is bushier with the ends waxed to point upwards. [4] The fifth individual has a full beard, in the style of a Short Boxed Beard, which is worn fairly short, but is still full and has an integrated moustache.[5]

3rd Row: The second and fifth individuals have a moustache in the style of a Chevron, inwhich the facial hair is usually worn thick as well as wide, and covers the upper lip. [6] The third and eighth individuals have a Copstash Standard Moustache.[7]

4th Row: The second individual has a moustache; however the style is unclear. The fourth individual has a full beard, in the style of Garibaldi, which is both wide and full, usually with a round bottom and an integrated moustache.[8] The fifth individual has a Copstash Standard Moustache. [9] The sixth individual has a Chevron Moustache.[10] The eighth individual has a Short Boxed Beard.[11]

5th Row: The first individual has a partial beard, in a style that is similar to a Van Dyke, signified by a separate moustache and goatee.[12] The third individual has a full beard in the style of a Ducktail, which is a beard with the bottom tapered to a point.[13] The fifth individual has a Handlebar Moustache.[14]

In the Claremont are there was a wide variety of businesses that were in operation during 1910, each with a unique specialty. The different businesses that these men represent include bakeries, banks, barber and butcher shops, funeral services, furniture shops, grocery stores, hotels, shoemakers, tailors, wagon makers, welders, medical doctors, veterinarians and post offices. Businesses in Claremont were rapidly expanding with the increasing importance of one road: the Brock Road.[15]

Show us your facial hairstyle and register for the 4th Annual Beard & Moustache Competition at PMV’s Gears & Gourmet event June 7, 2014. To find out more or to download a registration form click here: http://www.pickering.ca/en/discovering/events.asp

 

Photograph courtesy of Pickering Public Library www.pada.ca



[1] Pickering-Ajax Digital Archive.

[2] Expanded Facial Hair Types Sheet

[3]Hudson. Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming. 2013.

[4] Hudson. Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming. 2013.

[5] Expanded Facial Hair Types Sheet

[6] Hudson. Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming. 2013.

[7] Expanded Facial Hair Types Sheet

[8] Hudson. Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming. 2013.

[9] Expanded Facial Hair Types Sheet

[10] Hudson. Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming. 2013.

[11] Expanded Facial Hair Types Sheet

[12] Hudson. Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming. 2013.

[13]Expanded Facial Hair Types Sheet

[14] Hudson. Facial Hair: Growth and Grooming. 2013.

[15] Gauslin, p. 109-144.