Postcards

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Museum stores the largest collection of postcards of the 1880s – 1980s, including the fund of Nikolay Tagrin.

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  • Collection of postcards
    Collection of postcards 199
    More than 80 thousand items. The basic collection of the fund includes: Russian postcards printed earlier than 1917 - about 18 thousand items; Soviet postcards - more than 42 thousand items; foreign postcards - more than 21 thousand items. The chronological framework of the basic collection covers the period from the end of XIX century to the 1980s.
    •  "Artistic" postcards
      "Artistic" postcards 10
      Portraits of actors and actresses, scenes from operas, dramas, movies, etc.
    •  "Glamorous" postcards
      "Glamorous" postcards 10
      Female images, including the nude ones
    • Authorial postcards
      Authorial postcards 13
      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  11
      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 5
      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 10
      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 10
      Cards with different types of troops
    •  Flora and fauna
      Flora and fauna 10
      Images of animals and plants in wild nature and in zoos, botanical gardens
    •  Postcards with  maps
      Postcards with maps 10
      A large series of open letters with the maps of provinces and regions of the Russian Empire, issued by the Head Office of Publications "Russia" (St. Petersburg), appears to be a perfect educational material for the study of our country.

      In addition to the map the coat of arms of the province was depicted together with the brief statistical information about the ... 
    • Panoramic postcards
      Panoramic postcards 5
      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 20
      Portraits of the prominent statesmen, public and cultural figures, military leaders, scientists and others
    • Studio greeting cards
      Studio greeting cards 10
      The most common type of cards – greeting ones, dedicated to some holiday. In pre-revolutionary Russia, for example, the postcards — greetings for Christmas, Easter, Saint's Day, more rarely for New Year — were most popular. Greeting cards were issued by almost all publishers. Many open letters were imported from Europe, which created more competition and forced publishers to find new ... 
    • Political postcards
      Political postcards 10
      Promotional postcards, posters, cartoons
    •  Advertising postcards
      Advertising postcards 10
      Postcards, advertising firms or goods as well as cards, announcing cultural events
    • Reproductions
      Reproductions 10
      Postcards with reproductions of the works of fine art
    • Souvenir postcards
      Souvenir postcards 10
      Gift cards ("Gruss aus...", "Greetings from...", "Souvenir de...") – are cards "in memory" associated with the memories of someone or something and containing the appropriate treatment. These cards are specially created artistic compositions using hand-drawn or photographic images of a variety of attractions, famous places, etc. This series of ... 
    • Transport postcards
      Transport postcards  15
      Postcards with the images of the means of transport and transport infrastructure
    • Ethnographic postcards
      Ethnographic postcards 20
      A series of postcards depicting people in national costumes
  • Tagrin's collection
    Tagrin's collection  343
    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.
    •  "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 17
      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  19
      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 40
      Portraits of the prominent statesmen, public and cultural figures, military leaders, scientists and others
    • Studio greeting cards
      Studio greeting cards 24
      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