I ran across this photo the other day and just thought I’d share it: Enrico Caruso boards the good ship “Giuseppe Verdi” con gusto. Click on the image for a larger view.

The “Giuseppe Verdi” was built in Italy in 1914, and it did passenger service between Italy and New York. In 1928, it was sold to Japanese owners and renamed the “Yamato Maru.” It was sunk by a U.S. submarine in the Philippines in 1943.

Below, Caruso sings ‘Vesti la giubba’ from Pagliacci. Have a hanky ready.