An early 20th Century cabinet-style photograph of an Italian infantryman taken in Tripoli, Libya during the Italian
occupation of that port city. He is armed with the Vetterli Vitali Model 1870/87 rifle and seems to be wearing the
standard issue Italian field uniform of that period which was worn during the 1911 Italo-Turkish War in Libya. In the field
the cloth forage cap was replaced by a white tropical-pattern helmet.


Mounted Photograph
3 3/3 Inches x 5 1/8 Inches
(8.5 cm x 13 cm)
Cav. B. Perrone - Photographer
Viciono Piazza Dell'Orologio, Tripoli, Libya
c. 1911