1940s couple on a picnic

How the American Dream Grew

If the seed of the American Dream was planted during the dark days of the Depression, germinated at the New York Worlds Fair of 1939, it was nurtured and cultivated during the sacrifices and deprivations of WWII. By wars end

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1940s couple on a picnic

How the American Dream Grew

If the seed of the American Dream was planted during the dark days of the Depression, germinated at the New York Worlds Fair of 1939, it was nurtured and cultivated during the sacrifices and deprivations of WWII. By wars end

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Nabisco oreos 1952

Inherited Dreams

Though it would be my parents generation, those who lived through the Great Depression and later rolled up their   collective sleeves, pitched in and sacrificed for the greater good in their fight against tyranny-who would be knighted by Tom Brokaw

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Nabisco oreos 1952

Inherited Dreams

Though it would be my parents generation, those who lived through the Great Depression and later rolled up their   collective sleeves, pitched in and sacrificed for the greater good in their fight against tyranny-who would be knighted by Tom Brokaw

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American Dream Post War Abundance

Introduction

For over half a century, Americans soaring confidence had always promised a sugar-frosted future filled with frost free fun and abundance and economic prosperity. But that Buoyant bubble of optimism has since gone bust. Along with our jobs, retirement funds

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American Dream Post War Abundance

Introduction

For over half a century, Americans soaring confidence had always promised a sugar-frosted future filled with frost free fun and abundance and economic prosperity. But that Buoyant bubble of optimism has since gone bust. Along with our jobs, retirement funds

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Suburbia For Sale

American Dream Foreclosed Whether a split level or a McMansion, the American Home has been the very embodiment of the American Dream. Once the mark of achievement, the suburban home was a solid investment, the guarantee of a secure future.

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Suburbia For Sale

American Dream Foreclosed Whether a split level or a McMansion, the American Home has been the very embodiment of the American Dream. Once the mark of achievement, the suburban home was a solid investment, the guarantee of a secure future.

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vintage illustration torture slaves

Tortured Truth

Torture is not part of our American mythology of goodness and justice for all. “It’s not who we are,” Secretary of State John Kerry said in response to the CIA Torture Report. “…It’s contrary to our values,” asserted our first

vintage illustration torture slaves

Tortured Truth

Torture is not part of our American mythology of goodness and justice for all. “It’s not who we are,” Secretary of State John Kerry said in response to the CIA Torture Report. “…It’s contrary to our values,” asserted our first

vintage illustration ad Santa and Xmas lights

Xmas or Hanukkah – The True Festival Of Lights

 Normally, while Jews across the country begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Christians have had a good 2 week start on them with their own festival of lights- the installation of Xmas lights. Along with Black Friday the official

vintage illustration ad Santa and Xmas lights

Xmas or Hanukkah – The True Festival Of Lights

 Normally, while Jews across the country begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Christians have had a good 2 week start on them with their own festival of lights- the installation of Xmas lights. Along with Black Friday the official

vintage illustration WWII Soldier prison camp

Our Tortured Past

The torture was brutal- beatings, water boarding, deprivation and death. When the truth was revealed we were shocked. During WWII the Japanese treatment of POW was barbaric. When the truth was revealed, a rightly so public was outraged  at the

vintage illustration WWII Soldier prison camp

Our Tortured Past

The torture was brutal- beatings, water boarding, deprivation and death. When the truth was revealed we were shocked. During WWII the Japanese treatment of POW was barbaric. When the truth was revealed, a rightly so public was outraged  at the

Vintage school book illustration Policeman

A Primer on Police and White Privilege

White children learn early on the policeman is your friend. He keeps us safe. It is their truth. But the truth is often skewed, as simplistic  as these vintage school book illustrations. The truth is as simple as black and

Vintage school book illustration Policeman

A Primer on Police and White Privilege

White children learn early on the policeman is your friend. He keeps us safe. It is their truth. But the truth is often skewed, as simplistic  as these vintage school book illustrations. The truth is as simple as black and

Police NY News We Cant Breath

Choking on Our Civil Rights

 #ICantBreathe Police brutality-something old, something new, something borrowed….something definitely blue. When can we expect this tragic American tradition to change? …don’t hold your breath!    

Police NY News We Cant Breath

Choking on Our Civil Rights

 #ICantBreathe Police brutality-something old, something new, something borrowed….something definitely blue. When can we expect this tragic American tradition to change? …don’t hold your breath!    

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Let’s Remember Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday  December 7, 1941 was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory of the greatest generation, including

vintage radio ad

Let’s Remember Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday  December 7, 1941 was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory of the greatest generation, including

vintage illustration childrens book

Revisiting Thanksgiving 1960 pt II

    It was Thanksgiving weekend of 1960. Just like the mythical Dick, Jane and Sally would visit Grandmother and Grandfather on their farm, I was off for an overnight visit with mine, not on a farm like in the

vintage illustration childrens book

Revisiting Thanksgiving 1960 pt II

    It was Thanksgiving weekend of 1960. Just like the mythical Dick, Jane and Sally would visit Grandmother and Grandfather on their farm, I was off for an overnight visit with mine, not on a farm like in the