Find the names of these listed characters, or Bid on these original 1800’s rare portraits of men with Mo’s, Beards or Sideburns…
This is a fairly lengthy post, though it needs to be to explained what this is about, and how it works. It won’t be for everyone, though everyone can “play”, as we’re on a mission to identify the guys with their moustaches, beards or sideburns and are hoping you guys out there can help us do this, whilst being rewarded were you able to find the answer/s and be the first to do so. To participate, you’ll first have to read the ‘rules & regulations’ – seen further below.
For it’s that time of year again and when “Mo Bros” from all around the globe can be seen adorning some of the most craziest and funniest moustaches, sideburns & beards that you could ever dream off creating, – and can’t help wondering, – how the hell did they bloody-well grow that?
That’s right, we’re just over a week into “Movember” (a portmanteau of the Australian-English diminutive words for moustache, “mo”, and “November”) – when the Movember Foundation is hoping to raise continued awareness of their campaigns and, more crucially, – funds!
It’s the fourteenth anniversary of this annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and even men’s suicide.
According to the Movember Foundation, they are the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. They have one goal: to stop men dying too young.
The greatest nation in the world, is – “Do-Nation!
The Movember Foundation heavily relies on donations that will help them to continue what they’ve started and fund world class programmes that are saving and improving the lives of men.
We at Rediscovered Prints are in the business of selling original rare works of art and thought we’d come-up with a novel-way of helping to raise funds for the Movember Foundation – by running a little “poser” of a competition, – whilst at the same time auctioning several valuable Calotype, Salt or Albumen print photograph/s, drawing/s, painting/s and engraving/s from the 1830’s to 1865 periods – in which “you” will be trying to find out as to who are these men in the portraits? The winner/s will get 5% of the auction hammer price and the Movember Foundation will receive 25%.
We say “finding”, as in, if you already recognise one of the faces in the portraits, for we believe they are of “famous” gentlemen of their times, – then perhaps you could take a guess and has the right answer. Though you will probably, and like what we have had to do, though not extensive enough, – is to research the archives of the several organisations already mentioned above, and other websites etc. – before finding out who these guys really are.
We would really love to put a name to these faces, so good-luck and best wished to you all!
And considering as of 2011, the Canadians are the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation, – is why we have included a wonderful illustration of man with a tiny moustache whilst steering his sledge, – first published in 1931, titled; Last Dog Train Leaving Fort Garry 1909 – Canada. (Click on the link to Bid for it) First painted by Mr. Charles F. Comfort in 1927 for the Hudson’s Bay Company’s (HBC) annual calendars. It first appeared on the front cover of The Beaver in 1930, and then for the HBC calendar for the coming year of 1931.
This was probably recorded ‘live’ and it’s history has been written about somewhat on the internet, and that it being the last ever journey – someone may know who the guy is that has been captured by the artist.
All the drawing/s, painting/s, photograph/s, engraving/s or illustrations are “genuine originals” – one-offs. Apart for the HBC illustration, all others proceed the archives of what you may find listed elsewhere, as they will be ‘copies’ or these originals as they are rare ‘artists proofs’, which were either drawing/s, painting/s photographs or engravings. The “engravers” job was typically to try and replicate a previous drawing, painting, photograph or engraving the best they could and to be as identical to the original they had first worked from.
As is the Last Dog Train Leaving Fort Garry, also rare indeed; and now have the opportunity of owning this original beautiful illustration – whilst at the same time helping to raise funds for the Movember Foundation in which we said Rediscovered Prints will donate 25% of the final auction hammer price*. Why not make a bid now!
*This is of course subject to the drawing/s, painting/s, photograph/s, engraving/s or illustration/s in question, reach their reserves and sell at auction. If they don’t then that’s all part of the fun, we tried an alternative way to help raise funds and it will either be successful or not.
We would love to be able to raise $100s, if not $1000’s, as each of these pieces of “vintage art” are not only extremely rare they hold a relatively high value ranging from £400 to £1000+ each and more-so were the names of the men in the portraits identified.
The “poser” is this; can you identify who these characters are with their fancy moustache’s, beard’s or sideburns? As we haven’t a clue!
We’ve researched as much as we could, yet with limited information to go-on, it’s been a rather difficult task.
Rules & Regulations
If you can put a name to the ‘face/s’ in any of these portraits of men with their grand looking mo’s, beards and sideburns, then please tweet and comment with the answer and add the link** that will help verify it, share, like, and retweet it. If on another platform, such as Google+, do same.
If you know the name of one or more of the portraits, you must be able to prove who the characters are; such as providing us with the link** you’ll have to submit on the post where you have read this article, – perhaps it links to the NPG, the RAA, V&A museum, Getty Images etc. or from wherever you sourced the information – that correlates with the man/men in the drawing/s, painting/s, photograph/s, engravings or illustration/s.
- As said above; if you can identify any of the men in the portraits in this article – then retweet the answer if on Twitter, or leave the answer as a comment on forums such as Google+ etc. – don’t forget to share, like it as well.
- The first person/s to correctly identify any of the men in the said portraits, will be the winner/s, so there could in fact be five winners if all are identified.
- Its first past-the-post, as that’s how the winner/s will be determined, the timeline of the correct answer being retweeted or left as a comment will prove who first correctly answered the poser/s – and the date and time they did so.
- The proven winners will be announced on Tweeter and Google+ at the end of this fundraiser; it will run from the 11th November 2018, until the end of November 2018. However, as this is a “live” fundraising event – and that the “portraits” are being auctioned on eBay for the maximum length of 10 days. If “correct answer/s” come/s in during this time, we will then update and add the name/s to the live listing/s, as that may help increase their values – or increase the bidding on them.
- Furthermore, in the event they do not meet their low starter prices (relative to their value) or sell at auction, as we really hope they do especially if folk joined-in and bid on these fantastic portraits, that once mounted and framed will look ever-so-chic in many a setting, – then it’s a win-win all around as “winners” will receive 5% of the auction hammer price.* This money can be paid in cash or cryptocurrencies; Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin or Ethereum and will be paid-out to the winner/s on the last day of November, the 30th 2018.
The money raised for the Movember Foundation
- The drawing/s, painting/s, photograph/s, engraving/s or illustration/s are being auctioned on our eBay profile with 430+ 100% feedback.
- As said, they must at least reach their conservative reserve valuations, be bid on and then sold – and if this is the case 25% of the auction hammer price will be directly donated to the Movember Foundation.
- Once the Movember Foundation has provided a receipt to us for the 25% donated, it will be uploaded and displayed on social media platforms, including Crypto Takers Directory, Tweeter, Facebook and Google+.
- If sold, the money raised will be paid directly to the Movember Foundation within 48hrs of Rediscovered Prints having been paid by the auction winners on eBay.
- Despite the auctions ending on the 21st November 2018 the “competition” – the posers to the questions, as to ‘who are the men in the portraits?’ – will continue to run until the 30th November 2018, or will end earlier if all the names were found before that time.
If you’ve any questions or would like anything clarified, then leave a comment or directly contact us.
Even if you don’t participate in this task, you can directly donate to the Movember Foundation by clicking on the link.