Feathers & Cylinder - Carabinieri, circa 1900-1916 Object Reg. No: SH 931269

Feathers & Cylinder from the formal uniform of the Carabinieri, made and used circa 1900 - 1916. It belonged to Pasqualino Giordano born 12th July 1867 in Italy, a captain in the Benevento Carabinieri. He entered the Carabinieri as soon as he graduated from school. Pasqualino died 14th April 1916 as a result of an accident, he was due to become a Major, two months before his death. His daughter Mrs. Franco Giordano emigrated to Australia in 1956, bringing the uniform with her.

The Arma dei Carabinieri (Carabinieri) was created by King Victor Emmanuel I of Savoy, with the aim of providing the Kingdom of Sardinia with a police corps in 1814. After the unification of Italy the Carabinieri were appointed the First Force of the a newly founded Italian Army in 1861. In 2000 they became a separate branch of the Italian Armed Forces. The Carabinieri undertake both civilian police work and military work.
Cardboard cylinder which is used to store a plume of red and blue feathers which attach to Carabinieri hat (lucerna) for formal occasions.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Franco-Giordano, 1993
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: working life, italian communities, italian immigration, uniforms, handcrafts, cultural maintenance, italian police
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Clothing
Tertiary Classification: uniforms
Place & Date Made: Italy, 1900-1916
User: Pasqualino Giordano, Benevento, Italy, 1900-1916

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