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Take a Peek at the Cooper-Hewitt's Vintage Postcards Gallery

It's #MuseumWeek! a.k.a Twitter's concerted effort to encourage all the world's cultural institutions to share the incredible wealth of information hidden within their 140 characters. The freshly overhauled Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York City is just one of some 1,800 institutions participating, and today, the museum chose to highlight its collection of archived postcards.

Everyday of #MuseumWeek comes with its own theme. Today's focus is on souvenirs, hence these lovely relics of both objects in the Cooper Hewitt and the larger museum-going experience.

↑ This postcard captures a collection of mementos of Peter Cooper, founder of the Cooper-Hewitt.

↑ Here's a postcard "advertising the Cooper-Hewitt's exhibit of artists' postcards." And on the back ( ↓), there's an overview of lectures being offered in October 1978

↑ And this postcard, which comes from that exhibit on postcards, features apple stamps from American artist Donald Evans.

· Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum [Smithsonian Institution Archives]
· Tour the Cooper Hewitt, Now Open After a $91M Overhaul [Curbed National]