Military & Hunting

Military and Hunting postcards tend to offer displays of masculinity and strength for the viewer. A series of photograph-style postcards of the French military show soldiers in various stages of a formal military parade. In contrast, two different series of American and German soldiers focuses more on the styles of historical uniforms, as opposed to the action of the troops. Hunting postcards display telling images of "big game" hunting stalking in exotic locales, as well as old world images of equestrians in red hunting coats.  Caruso himself served only a few months in the Italian army and was never much of a sportsman, so these cards seem to be universally popular rather than of particular resonance with Caruso.