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In 1901, Caruso’s lover Ada Balducci used this postcard as a quick, easy way to send a message and update, as we use text messages, Snapchat, and Twitter today. The "women and fashion" section of the collection speaks to images of women in popular…

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Enrico Caruso's image was used on his Victor record albums. Caruso’s huge popularity in the U.S. and Europe came in part from these recordings, beginning in 1904. Caruso's work with Victor showed surprising business acumen given his lack of formal…

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Enrico Caruso joked around during a family vacation in the Hamptons shortly before his death in 1921. The humor evident in Caruso’s anecdotes matches the humor often demonstrated in the cards.

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Enrico Caruso performed as Canio in Il Pagliacci the night this picture was made. As Canio, he played his signature role, a man betrayed by his beloved wife who must perform despite his pain. His ability to be both the entertainer and the tragedian…

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Caruso loved to draw for his own pleasure. His caricatures of friends and other singers were first published in 1906, though this later collection dates to 1951. He was said to “throw off [the sketches] as easily as his mellifluous notes.” He…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/caruso-postcards/sc.mss.0647.p0503.jpg
Central Park with Majestic Hotel & Dakota Ap. N.Y. City. A bridge over the lake in Central Park. Color Print. Stamped and Franked.. Sent to New York
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