Greetings from Kremlin

Postcard. Moscow. Sofiiskaya embankament during the flood of 1908. Moscow. 1908. Published by printing house of the Ogloblin brothers.  Cardboard, color printing

Exhibition «Greetings from Kremlin» has been launched recently in Moscow. The exhibition, opened in the One-Pillar Chamber of the Patriarch’s Palace, is organized by the Moscow Kremlin Museum in collaboration with the leading Moscow collectors of postcards. It comprises a variety of souvenir and picture postcards, cards, decorated with genre painting, and over four hundred cards, depicting the Moscow Kremlin views of the XIX–XX centuries. Each postcard is a work of art, as well as vivid illustration of the historical epoch. The display represents the ancient architectural ensemble not only as an official residence of Russian Tsars, but also as a favourite resting place of the Muscovites and guests of the city in the late XIX–early XX century.
The displayed showpieces have been lent by well-known Moscow-based collectors: A. Melitonyan, K. Rady, P. Tsukanova, Y. Mazurova and Y. Belitsky. The earliest postcard on view dates back to the late XIX century.

Among the highlights of the exhibition are rare and unique postcards depicting Kremlin during the flood of 1908, the Coronation ceremony of Emperor Nicolas I, the Emperor and Empress Alexandra descending the Red Staircase in 1898. Visitors can also see curious and funny series of postcards «Russian types» and «Moscow bonnets». The old postcards show us Kremlin, which does not exist now, as many of its palaces, churches and monuments were lost during its long history.

The exhibition features postcards published by the Community of St. Eugenia, printing houses of Scherer, Nabgoltz & Co, I.E. Selin and P. von Girgenson, M. Kampel, I. Dasiaro, D. Khromov and M. Bakhrakh.

Within the exhibition visitors have an opportunity to learn more about history of the picture post-cards by means of video films, to send e-mail with images of old postcards and make pictures with a postman of the late XIX–early XX century on a background of the ancient Kremlin.

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