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 Homemaker in Kitchen 1950s

The Real Housewives of The Cold war

Like most women growing up in the 1950s and 1960s I was fed a generous serving of sugar-coated media stereotypes of happy homemakers who were as frozen and neatly packaged as the processed foods they served their cold war families.

vintage illustration Homemaker in Kitchen 1950s

The Real Housewives of The Cold war

Like most women growing up in the 1950s and 1960s I was fed a generous serving of sugar-coated media stereotypes of happy homemakers who were as frozen and neatly packaged as the processed foods they served their cold war families.

collage art Sally Edelstein

Views From the Edge

I am pleased to be exhibiting my collage A Storms Approachin’ in Views From the Edge: Women,Gender and Politics. If you are in Providence Rhode Island please join us for the opening reception Monday March 2nd-from 6-8:00pm   You Might

collage art Sally Edelstein

Views From the Edge

I am pleased to be exhibiting my collage A Storms Approachin’ in Views From the Edge: Women,Gender and Politics. If you are in Providence Rhode Island please join us for the opening reception Monday March 2nd-from 6-8:00pm   You Might

collage art work sally edelstein

Women, Gender, Politics and Art

Nearly 45 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of discourse about women’s rights, it’s déjà vu all over again. Nothing brought this home more than the outpouring of support for Oscar winner Patricia

collage art work sally edelstein

Women, Gender, Politics and Art

Nearly 45 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of discourse about women’s rights, it’s déjà vu all over again. Nothing brought this home more than the outpouring of support for Oscar winner Patricia

vintage ads Hollywood celebrity endorsements

The Oscar for the Best Vintage Celebrity Endorsement

Hollywood and Madison Avenue were a marriage made in commerce heaven. Nothing sells like celebrity, so in honor of “Oscar” a sampling of some former Academy Award  winners and their winning endorsements. The Oscar for the Best Celebrity Endorsement goes

vintage ads Hollywood celebrity endorsements

The Oscar for the Best Vintage Celebrity Endorsement

Hollywood and Madison Avenue were a marriage made in commerce heaven. Nothing sells like celebrity, so in honor of “Oscar” a sampling of some former Academy Award  winners and their winning endorsements. The Oscar for the Best Celebrity Endorsement goes

vintage ad US Government Jobs

LGBT Workplace Woes

We’re Not Safe in Kansas Anymore Yes, in Kansas it is now legal to discriminate against LGBT employees. State employees in Kansas can now legally be fired, harassed or denied a job for being gay or transgender. Last week Governor

vintage ad US Government Jobs

LGBT Workplace Woes

We’re Not Safe in Kansas Anymore Yes, in Kansas it is now legal to discriminate against LGBT employees. State employees in Kansas can now legally be fired, harassed or denied a job for being gay or transgender. Last week Governor

John Belushi 1977 SNL

Who’s Not Ready for Saturday Night Live?

On a Saturday night filled with the canned laughter of classic comedies like The Jeffersons, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart and Carol Burnett, the October 11 appearance of a live broadcast with irreverent humor and progressive politics was, well…. startling.

John Belushi 1977 SNL

Who’s Not Ready for Saturday Night Live?

On a Saturday night filled with the canned laughter of classic comedies like The Jeffersons, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart and Carol Burnett, the October 11 appearance of a live broadcast with irreverent humor and progressive politics was, well…. startling.

Vintage Coca Cola Ad Cuba

Havana Holidays

Bracing for yet another bone chilling winter storm, dreams of languishing on a white sandy beach soaking up the warm Caribbean sun are never far from my winter-weary mind. And now a new dream vacation spot may open up… and

Vintage Coca Cola Ad Cuba

Havana Holidays

Bracing for yet another bone chilling winter storm, dreams of languishing on a white sandy beach soaking up the warm Caribbean sun are never far from my winter-weary mind. And now a new dream vacation spot may open up… and