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Depiction of a horse
12021-01-19T16:37:32-05:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f592plain2021-01-19T16:40:17-05:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5This is the only card that includes an animal in the space reserved for ethnographic illustration. Horse farming is not noted specifically as a major economic activity of Samara Province, but this is a quirk of the cards. Horses played a prominent role not only in agricultural life but in the nomadic and semi-nomadic cultures of the steppe.
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12020-08-16T23:07:27-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5Samara Province1Item in the set of geographic playing cards produced in Russia in 1856. These were elaborately illustrated, beautifully-produced playing cards laden with pedagogical and ideological value. There is one card for each province of the Russian Empire.plain2020-08-16T23:07:27-04:001856LoC_RussianGeogCards51.jpgKelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5