Marguerita Mergentime Notecards


Designer Marguerita Mergentime
Manufacturer MoMA
Country United States
Date 2018
Material Set of 14
Dimensions 3.5 x 4.75 inches
Working in the heady milieu of 1930s New York, Marguerita Mergentime (1894–1941) became best known for strikingly new printed fabrics, making her mark with tablecloths created to enliven American households with color, humor and entertainment. These notecards feature an assortment of fortune-telling methods, originally designed for cocktail napkins intended to spark conversation and perhaps a few predictions among guests.

Works by Marguerita Mergentime are featured in Cooper Hewitt's 2018 exhibition Tablescapes: Designs for Dining on view through April 19, 2018.

The Fortune-Telling cocktail napkins are in Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection.