The name of our city has been changed several times over the years:
Nearly 400 views of the city from the Churakov collection were published after 1924 when the former capital had been renamed into Leningrad. These post-cards of the soviet time can be arranged in two themes: Heritage and Modern Art. One of them includes notable city places, constructed before 1917, such as celebrated architectural ensembles, palaces, cathedrals etc. In this case, views of the northern capital give an accurate account of historical changes in place-names as well as the
evolution of individual buildings over time. The other group finds no match among pre-revolutionary views, because the post-cards of the 1920s - 1930s show industrial landscapes, new housing estates, monuments to leading political figures of that day.
- Saint Petersburg(1703-1914)
- Saint Petersburg(1991- ).
The soviet post-cards were also produced in different techniques as compared with the previous age. Docotr intaglio printing, so called 'mezzotinto', as well as printing on photographic paper came to take place of phototyping.
Please follow the links below and experience the pre-war history of Leningrad (1918-1941).
All titles and names from the collection have been transliterated to the Latin character set.
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