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 girl eating chocolate Bar

Wholesome Candy-Treat or Trick?

For some parents the scariest part of Halloween is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Chill. It may be hard to swallow but once upon a time candy was not

vintage girl eating chocolate Bar

Wholesome Candy-Treat or Trick?

For some parents the scariest part of Halloween is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Chill. It may be hard to swallow but once upon a time candy was not

vintage ad American dream illustration

Ghosts of American Dreams Past

  Once upon a time the promise of “skies the limit” was fundamental to the American Dream. Now something is fundamentally wrong. The core elements of the American dream are increasingly unaffordable for the majority. Fundamentally Frustrated From millennials saddled

vintage ad American dream illustration

Ghosts of American Dreams Past

  Once upon a time the promise of “skies the limit” was fundamental to the American Dream. Now something is fundamentally wrong. The core elements of the American dream are increasingly unaffordable for the majority. Fundamentally Frustrated From millennials saddled

vintage man with bowling ball

Ebola Panic and Bowling

Can you get Ebola from a bowling ball? The question seems to be popping up all over especially in the Big Apple. Panicked New Yorker are concerned after an Ebola infected doctor revealed he recently bowled at a Brooklyn bowling

vintage man with bowling ball

Ebola Panic and Bowling

Can you get Ebola from a bowling ball? The question seems to be popping up all over especially in the Big Apple. Panicked New Yorker are concerned after an Ebola infected doctor revealed he recently bowled at a Brooklyn bowling

vintage travel sign polio epidemic 1916

Panic and Prejudice Go Viral Pt III

Americans are suffering from a serious panic attack, as panic itself has gone viral. Ebola hysteria is spreading faster than the virus itself, creating a climate of fear mongering, misinformation and intolerance. Along with frantic calls for travel restrictions and

vintage travel sign polio epidemic 1916

Panic and Prejudice Go Viral Pt III

Americans are suffering from a serious panic attack, as panic itself has gone viral. Ebola hysteria is spreading faster than the virus itself, creating a climate of fear mongering, misinformation and intolerance. Along with frantic calls for travel restrictions and

Man expressing fear

Panic Gone Viral

Scarier by far than any Grimm’s Brothers fairy tale, or even an episode of the Twilight Zone, were the stories my grandmother would tell about the time a virulent polio epidemic swept through NYC in 1916. While  war raged over

Man expressing fear

Panic Gone Viral

Scarier by far than any Grimm’s Brothers fairy tale, or even an episode of the Twilight Zone, were the stories my grandmother would tell about the time a virulent polio epidemic swept through NYC in 1916. While  war raged over

vintage photo of people No One is Safe

A Paralyzing Fear

  A pandemic of panic seems to have swept the nation. Ebola fear has gone viral, spreading faster than the virus itself. Fear-mongering in the face of an unknown epidemic is nothing new. The panic and the rampant distrust, the

vintage photo of people No One is Safe

A Paralyzing Fear

  A pandemic of panic seems to have swept the nation. Ebola fear has gone viral, spreading faster than the virus itself. Fear-mongering in the face of an unknown epidemic is nothing new. The panic and the rampant distrust, the

vintage comic Jimmy Olsen drag

Miss Jimmy Olsen – Comic Cross Dresser

Great Caesars Ghost! Is Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen coming out of the closet as a cross dresser? Before we get a new spokesman for the transvestite community, lets take a deep breath. This cartoon cross dressing cub reporter for the

vintage comic Jimmy Olsen drag

Miss Jimmy Olsen – Comic Cross Dresser

Great Caesars Ghost! Is Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen coming out of the closet as a cross dresser? Before we get a new spokesman for the transvestite community, lets take a deep breath. This cartoon cross dressing cub reporter for the