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Postcards illustrating Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasiev's The Humpbacked Horse, inspired by illustrator Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin, published by Rishar, approximately 1900

 Series — Box: BW-3, Folder: 9, item: 3

Scope and Contents

This series includes 29 postcards, which were published by Rishar publishing house (likely publisher Izdanie Rishar of St. Petersburg), with illustrations depicting folklorist Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasiev's version of The Humpbacked Horse, a Russian folktale. The images were either illustrated by or influenced by Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin, the illustrator for Afanasiev's canonical Russian Fairy Tales collection. The cards were published in approximately 1900.


  • Creation: approximately 1900


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Biographical / Historical

The "Rishar" (Richard in English) Publishing Company was known as a publisher of multi-color postcards of various themes, including depictions of the Russian royal family, military conflicts such as the Russo-Japanese War and World War I, and folktales.

Source: Krepostnov, V.V. Richard Publishing Company: The Illustrated Catalogue of Postcards. Kirov: Krepostnov, 2014.


From the Collection: 0.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal-sized folder)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Russian

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Land of Magazines in April 2017.


Accession 2017-18.MS.062

Processing Information

Processed by Annie Tang in March 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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