Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Women's Day & Hen Night

Above is a Russian postcard for International Women's Day which is today, March 8. This postcard is dated 1970. I like the design of the Russian women and foliage arranged in a figure "8."

By coincidence I received the card below today from a Russian member of Postcrossing. Although different in style, I think this card is similar in spirit to the Women's Day card. This one is promoting the Holidays in Russia exhibit at the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The picture is a detail from a painting by Aleksei Korzukhin called "Hen Night" or "Hen Party" (1889) Hen night is the female equivalent of stag night. Aleksei Korzukhin (1835–1894) was a Russian realist painter. The full painting is shown on the museum exhibit page.

1 comment:

  1. I really like that black postcard with the dancing women. Great colors.


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