Cooper Hewitt Museum Digital Collection

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The Smithsonian design museum, the Cooper Hewitt has made a large chunk of its collection accessible to internet browsers. After a year long digitization project, approximately 200,000 objects from the museum are now available online.

Pieces from nearly 300 years of historic and contemporary design can be researched and viewed through this new portal: https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/

Users of this new database do not have to be confined to searching only by the usual keyword/subject/author/title queries. Instead, one can explore the collection for COLOR, PERIODS, collection HIGHLIGHTS, TAGS, and TYPES.

Many examples of American design can be viewed through this website, including textiles, drawings, posters, buttons, wallpapers, and many other pieces of ephemera.
For more information and to look around yourself, visit the website.

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MANUFACTURER’S SAMPLE BOOK (USA), 1939

 

 

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Photo: Matt Flynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATCHSAFE (USA), 1905–15

89858_865859908a7ca2f1_b              POSTER, RETROSPECTIVA DE LA CINEMATOGRAFIA (CINEMATOGRAPHY RETROSPECTIVE), 1979

*All images and information taken from the Cooper Hewitt website: http://www.cooperhewitt.org.

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