Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Caruso with phonograph

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Caruso with phonograph[edit]

Original - Enrico Caruso with phonograph
Reason
Enrico Caruso is considered to have been one of the most significant singers of the past 200 years in any vocal category, and a key pioneer in the field of recorded music.[1] As the Collector's Guide to Victor Records[2] says: The question has been asked: Did the phonograph make Caruso, or did Caruso make the phonograph?
Articles this image appears in
Enrico_Caruso#Recordings, Gramophone record, Victor Talking Machine Company, Enrico Caruso discography (CD)
Creator
Unknown photographer; Bain News Service, publisher. Restored by Michel Vuijlsteke
  • Support as nominator --Michel Vuijlsteke (talk) 10:02, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment As far as portraits of Caruso go, this is a better choice, has better composition, and sharpness on the subject (although ineligible for FP because of overall size). Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 12:06, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Responding to PLW: Yeah, but this image has superb EV for the "Recording" section of the Enrico Caruso article. I quote: "He and the disc phonograph (also known as the gramophone) did much to promote each other in the first two decades of the 20th century." Spikebrennan (talk) 16:28, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. If Papa Lima Whiskey would like to locate and restore a sufficiently high resolution version of a different photograph, we can consider it when he nominates it. DurovaCharge! 20:24, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
    • Very good. Just be sure to indicate which article you're supporting for. Regards, Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 20:32, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
      • Excuse me? That's not a requirement. I'm supporting per nom. DurovaCharge! 17:24, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent! Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 10:30, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - Not only an excellent picture, but it definitely has encyclopedic value. Caruso's recording of Vesti la giubba (in its various versions) was the first to sell a million copies. Voceditenore (talk) 11:23, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support great photo, puts Caruso in context. Disagree with PLW - this picture is much more interesting and compelling than the plain traditional portrait. Calliopejen1 (talk) 15:25, 7 May 2009 (UTC)


Promoted File:Caruso with phonograph2.jpg MER-C 02:01, 8 May 2009 (UTC)