A photographer’s strip of identity pictures from 1930s Germany.
That mustache is like the name Adolph, it is so completely associated with Hitler that it’s weird these days to find it on somebody else, and it’s hard to imagine a time when it might have been seen as normal or even appealing.
I really wonder if that type of mo was ever appealing! I wonder if there are any Adolphs born since WW2. I would feel very unfortunate if I’d been lumbered with that name due to a family tradition.
LOL, yes, there’s that, too. Was the mustache ever really considered attractive? It was probably no weirder in its day than a “soul patch” on the chin is today. And it helps that this guy is (to my mind) more attractive than Hitler. Re: the name Adolph, I’m reminded of the lyricist Adolph Green (of the writing team Comden and Green). He was born before WWII (during WWi, actually), but was stuck with that name until he died in 2002. And he was Jewish!
Poor Adolphe Green! I wonder if he had a nickname with less connotations…
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