Recommend for future cataloging/collection management system. If going to scan large number of postcards recommend developing metadata schema that follows University of Delaware model http://fletcher.lib.udel.edu/collections/dpc/index.htm.Specific fields to create: sender's message, addressee, post mark, etc.
View towards the Iconostasis (Iconostasion) and apse of Saint Sophia Cathedral with a painting of the Virgin Mary arms outstretched and a medalion icon of the Christ-child in front of her. She is represented here as the Queen of Heaven, ready to receive the faithful to the Gates of Heaven. Inscribed in Greek on the arch of the Sanctuary, the translation proclaims: "This is the Gate of Heaven." The painting is 33 feet in diameter and the face is 7 1/2 feet in diameter.