Willy as Pagliacci

Library of Congress LC-DIG-ppmsca-57993

Circa 1916 postcard by R. Leoncavallo shows a caricature of Kaiser Wilhelm as a clown, complete with Pickelhaube, holding a knife dripping blood. The Italian lyrics translate as, Yes, Pagliaccio, I have a pale face solely from anger and a desire for revenge.

Ah, the old vendetta.

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