This week’s moustaches share a horizontal style, as worn by aristocratic members of the Gypsy Lore Society and Liverpool medics, such as Rushton Parker.
Marquis Adriano Colocci (1855-1941) was President of the Gypsy Lore Society 1910-1911. He sent this photograph to the Honorary Secretary, Dora Yates, with the signed inscription: “When I was officer in the Bulgarian war (1885).”
Colocci signed up to the newly-founded Gypsy Lore Society on 22nd June 1888, within a month of its launch in Edinburgh, and remained a member throughout his long and colourful career.
Heinrich von Wlislocki (1856-1907), another Gypsiologist and nobleman, was born to a Polish family in Transylvania, and travelled with a group of Transylvanain Gypsies for most of a year after finishing his PhD.He died just as the Gypsy Lore Society was being revived in Liverpool. His obituary in the first volume of the Journal describes how his shyness made him the subject of a cycle of legends amongst his fellow students.