[Uniforms: Navy and Gold]

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"Military and hunting" postcards collected by Caruso display idealized masculinity and strength to the viewer. This postcard comes from a series of German soldiers with detailed styles of historical uniforms, as opposed to the action of the troops. 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.

Title

[Uniforms: Navy and Gold]

Description

"Military and hunting" postcards collected by Caruso display idealized masculinity and strength to the viewer. This postcard comes from a series of German soldiers with detailed styles of historical uniforms, as opposed to the action of the troops. 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.

Rights

Public Domain

Source

MSS0647, Francis Robinson Collection of Music, Theatre and Dance, Postcard 214

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/sc.mss.0647.p0214-A-vis.jpg

Citation

“[Uniforms: Navy and Gold],” Gallery, accessed October 13, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1009.