Andrew Cararra

University of Montana

Fort Missoula Archaeological Field School

Andrew Cararra's find of the day! A mustache cup rim in his unit.

Andrew Cararra’s find of the day! A mustache cup rim in his unit.

A mustache cup was one of many interesting and exciting items found at Fort Missoula’s Historic dump site this year. Mustache cups were prevalent in the 1830’s as it was common for men to use wax and dye on their mustaches, and hot tea or coffee would melt their dignified facial sculpting right into their drinks.

An example of a mustache cup.

An example of a mustache cup.

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