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How to read a card, even if you can't read Russian
We have translated the entire contents of each card into English and placed (most of) it on the individual playing card pages. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see the tags: that is where you will find out which ethnic groups, economic activities, geographical features, and "particularities" are attested on the card. Click any tag to explore connections between provinces!
Trick #2: Know the anatomy of the card.
We have patched the two sides of each card together so that you can see them at the same time. Click or rest your cursor on any area of the Yaroslav Province card shown below to see what kind of information is contained in that area. Not every card follows this precise layout, but the majority do.
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12020-08-16T23:07:21-04:00Yaroslav Province5Item 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.plain2020-09-11T11:06:09-04:001856LoC_RussianGeogCards15.jpg