Tagrin's collection

More than 570 000 items. Russia's largest collection of postcards on various subjects: landscapes, greetings, reproductions of works of art, personalities, banner greeting cards, etc. The chronological framework of the collection - 1880-1980's.

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  •  "Artistic" postcards
    "Artistic" postcards 18
    Portraits of actors and actresses, scenes from operas, dramas, movies, etc.
  •  "Glamorous" postcards
    "Glamorous" postcards 19
    Female images, including nude ones
  • Authorial postcards
    Authorial postcards 38
    An authorial postcard is a postcard with a painting created by the artist directly for it. The subjects of the authorial cards are diverse: genre and historical scenes, cityscapes and nature, historical, literary, and theatrical characters, woman and fashion.
  • Urban  views
    Urban views  20
    Urban views, or postcards with views of cities, memorial sites, attractions constitute a large part of the collection. Cityscape card is not only a cultural monument, but also a source of knowledge about the past. To get an idea of many not existing or distorted monuments of architecture, to understand how whole ensembles of squares and streets at one time or another looked like one can only ... 
  • Documentary postcards
    Documentary postcards 10
    Documentary postcard – a postcard with images of important historical events, ceremonies, political and artistic events, photos from places of natural disasters, military campaigns and battles. Documentary postcards were especially popular in the difficult war and revolutionary years. So, during the Russo-Japanese War photographers of the Community of Saint Eugenia made a lot of pictures of ... 
  • Illustrations
    Illustrations 16
    Illustrations are the cards with illustrations to the works of writers, poets, playwrights, to fairy tales, Russian epics and songs. The Community of St. Eugenia published a series of postcards with illustrations for the works of the poet in honor of the centenary of Alexander Pushkin’s burth. The artists who worked for it were N.N Karazin, E.M.Boehm, M.A.Zichy, V.M.Vasnetsov, etc. The theme ... 
  •  Military postcards
    Military postcards 18
    Cards with different types of troops. The postcards with the images of air and underwater vehicles used for military purposes are of special interest
  •  Flora and fauna
    Flora and fauna 26
    Images of animals and plants in wild nature and in zoos, botanical gardens
  • Panoramic postcards
    Panoramic postcards 10
    Panoramic postcard – a postcard with the image of the terrain, characterized by wide viewing angle. Panoramic postcards can be of the enlarged horizontally size or consist of several cards in conventional format.
  •  Personalities
    Personalities 45
    Portraits of the prominent statesmen, public and cultural figures, military leaders, scientists and others
  • Studio greeting cards
    Studio greeting cards 23
    Postcards on various holidays
  • Political postcards
    Political postcards 20
    Promotional postcards, posters, cartoons
  •  Advertising postcards
    Advertising postcards 20
    Postcards, advertising firms or goods as well as cards, announcing cultural events
  • Reproductions
    Reproductions 20
    Postcards with reproductions of the works of fine art
  • Stereo postcards
    Stereo postcards 9
    Cards with 3-D effect
  • Souvenir postcards
    Souvenir postcards 16
    Cards "For memory" associated with the memories of someone or something and containing the appropriate treatment.
  • Transport postcards
    Transport postcards 21
    Postcards with the image of the means of transport and transport infrastructur
  • Ethnographic postcards
    Ethnographic postcards 20
    A series of postcards depicting people in national costumes