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One of the most democratic art forms, postcards have long offered a modest medium to extol America’s accomplishments: New bridges, civic halls, and the like were immortalized on portable 5-cent tableaux. The National Building Museum has collected more than 13,000 of these cards, dating from as early as 1904, and will be showing off some of its paperboard exemplars today, on a tour of the collection that will emphasize the postcard views of state-capitol domes featured in its current exhibit, “The Dome.” This Collection Inspection will also further the museum’s selection: The admission fee is one postcard for members, two for nonmembers. (No, the museum probably doesn’t need another of those “Washington at Night” or “London in the Fog” cards.) At noon at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. FREE. For reservations call (202) 272-2448. (MJ)