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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American dream home 46 Scan_Pic0028

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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American dream home 46 Scan_Pic0028

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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BW picture woman and aging skin

Women and Aging – You Can Survive

Having just turned 60 I have now entered DEFCON 2 in the war against aging. That is, if we are to believe the media who have been waging  their own war against women and aging for years. After decades of

BW picture woman and aging skin

Women and Aging – You Can Survive

Having just turned 60 I have now entered DEFCON 2 in the war against aging. That is, if we are to believe the media who have been waging  their own war against women and aging for years. After decades of

don draper drinking

Don Draper Problem Drinker

While actor Jon Hamm has just successfully completed a stint in rehab for alcohol abuse, it hard to imagine the same fate for Don Draper who has long been waging a battle with booze. One line of dialogue we are

don draper drinking

Don Draper Problem Drinker

While actor Jon Hamm has just successfully completed a stint in rehab for alcohol abuse, it hard to imagine the same fate for Don Draper who has long been waging a battle with booze. One line of dialogue we are

Vintage cartoon Horny Granny 1974

An Age Old Problem: Women and Aging

Growing up, being an “older” woman was not a pretty picture – literally. Predictably, post-menopausal women were pictured pleasingly plump their sagging jowls and sagging breasts as slumping as their sedentary, asexual lives that were defined by grandchildren, gossip and

Vintage cartoon Horny Granny 1974

An Age Old Problem: Women and Aging

Growing up, being an “older” woman was not a pretty picture – literally. Predictably, post-menopausal women were pictured pleasingly plump their sagging jowls and sagging breasts as slumping as their sedentary, asexual lives that were defined by grandchildren, gossip and

vintage illustration 1950s housewife

Operation June Cleaver

On a recent chilly Sunday women started disappearing from ads, magazine covers, billboards and posters directing readers to Not-There.org. Part of a powerful ad campaign to raise awareness of gender inequality, it was a graphic reminder to women “we’re not

vintage illustration 1950s housewife

Operation June Cleaver

On a recent chilly Sunday women started disappearing from ads, magazine covers, billboards and posters directing readers to Not-There.org. Part of a powerful ad campaign to raise awareness of gender inequality, it was a graphic reminder to women “we’re not

NY Newspaper headlines Police Abuse

A Black Eye for NYPD Blue

  As it appears that the NYPD has applied a red pencil to its Wikipedia page editing the people it killed, the cold facts are sadly black and white. Some of the names allegedly deleted from their pages include Sean

NY Newspaper headlines Police Abuse

A Black Eye for NYPD Blue

  As it appears that the NYPD has applied a red pencil to its Wikipedia page editing the people it killed, the cold facts are sadly black and white. Some of the names allegedly deleted from their pages include Sean

Vintage WWII Illustration Woman Train worker

How the Mad Men of Madison Avenue Got Rosie the Riveter to Man Up

Once upon a time, women workers were not only highly sought after they were lavished with praise in the media. During WWII when Uncle Sam came calling, American women didn’t just “lean in,” they manned up! Uncle Sam had enlisted

Vintage WWII Illustration Woman Train worker

How the Mad Men of Madison Avenue Got Rosie the Riveter to Man Up

Once upon a time, women workers were not only highly sought after they were lavished with praise in the media. During WWII when Uncle Sam came calling, American women didn’t just “lean in,” they manned up! Uncle Sam had enlisted

American Constitution

We

“Because the single most powerful word in our democracy is the word We. We the people. We Shall overcome. Yes We can.” President Barack Obama – Selma 50th Anniversary     It’s time we begin to color-in the Constitution using

American Constitution

We

“Because the single most powerful word in our democracy is the word We. We the people. We Shall overcome. Yes We can.” President Barack Obama – Selma 50th Anniversary     It’s time we begin to color-in the Constitution using

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