Author Archives: sallyedelstein

Vintage Illustration woman and man and Lawn Mower

Male Turf

The silent spring morning of my mid-century suburban childhood were broken by the sounds not of birds chirping but of a symphony of puttering gas lawn mowers synchronized all over the neighborhood. The air would permeate of fresh-cut grass, gasoline

Vintage Illustration woman and man and Lawn Mower

Male Turf

The silent spring morning of my mid-century suburban childhood were broken by the sounds not of birds chirping but of a symphony of puttering gas lawn mowers synchronized all over the neighborhood. The air would permeate of fresh-cut grass, gasoline

collage of appropriated images

Art Exhibit Guild Hall, East Hampton, N.Y.

I am pleased that my collage Mutually Assured Consumption and Destruction will be on exhibit at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York from May 2 – June 6, 2015 Using collage as a means of examining social fictions, the

collage of appropriated images

Art Exhibit Guild Hall, East Hampton, N.Y.

I am pleased that my collage Mutually Assured Consumption and Destruction will be on exhibit at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York from May 2 – June 6, 2015 Using collage as a means of examining social fictions, the

1970 hippy girl with jewelry

The Mad Men of Madison Avenue Get Real

Like many parents in 1970, the gulf between Mad Men’s rebellious Sally Draper and her uptight and out of touch parents has grown as wide as the Grand Canyon, that great natural chasm  that Sally might visit on her summer

1970 hippy girl with jewelry

The Mad Men of Madison Avenue Get Real

Like many parents in 1970, the gulf between Mad Men’s rebellious Sally Draper and her uptight and out of touch parents has grown as wide as the Grand Canyon, that great natural chasm  that Sally might visit on her summer

Marriage Equality vintage bride

Marriage Equality For All

Everybody Should Say I Do! As spring begins, the window opens for the chance to be a June bride, that most coveted month for nuptials. This June the window may open wider. Bringing a breeze of fresh air into the

Marriage Equality vintage bride

Marriage Equality For All

Everybody Should Say I Do! As spring begins, the window opens for the chance to be a June bride, that most coveted month for nuptials. This June the window may open wider. Bringing a breeze of fresh air into the

illustration of boy and watch

Watch Out Apple

 The perfect gift for the 99% who don’t want to wait up to 3 months to shell out 17 thousand dollars for an Apple watch. For under 3 bucks,  you could be the envy of others “the leader of the

illustration of boy and watch

Watch Out Apple

 The perfect gift for the 99% who don’t want to wait up to 3 months to shell out 17 thousand dollars for an Apple watch. For under 3 bucks,  you could be the envy of others “the leader of the

vintage illustration 1950s family gardening

Fractured Fairy Tales for Earth Day

Post War Pesticides on Parade Mid century America was the golden age of pesticides and it was love at first sight. Any thoughts about Earth Day and the environment lay far in the future. Thousands of new chemicals were put

vintage illustration 1950s family gardening

Fractured Fairy Tales for Earth Day

Post War Pesticides on Parade Mid century America was the golden age of pesticides and it was love at first sight. Any thoughts about Earth Day and the environment lay far in the future. Thousands of new chemicals were put

vintage maidenform bra ad woman campaigning

Who Said a Woman Can Be President?

What would JFK think of Hillary’s bid for the Presidency? As Hillary Clinton begins her run for President  some Republican pundits are still debating whether a woman is worthy of sitting in the oval office. During another presidential election nearly

vintage maidenform bra ad woman campaigning

Who Said a Woman Can Be President?

What would JFK think of Hillary’s bid for the Presidency? As Hillary Clinton begins her run for President  some Republican pundits are still debating whether a woman is worthy of sitting in the oval office. During another presidential election nearly

Vintage sexist cartoon

The Maddeningly Mad Men World of Sexual Harassment

As the rumblings of the embryonic women’s movement began to be heard in 1970, some women in the workplace began quietly grumbling too. Even as working women began taking baby steps in their Enna Jenkins pumps, their male colleagues still

Vintage sexist cartoon

The Maddeningly Mad Men World of Sexual Harassment

As the rumblings of the embryonic women’s movement began to be heard in 1970, some women in the workplace began quietly grumbling too. Even as working women began taking baby steps in their Enna Jenkins pumps, their male colleagues still

1970 vintage womans fashion

Fashion for the 70’s- Past Predictions

  Adjust your color TV sets- its bound to be awash in a sea of harvest gold, avocado green, earthy browns and burnt oranges. Mad Men is moving into the 1970s. As Don and the gang enter this new decade,

1970 vintage womans fashion

Fashion for the 70’s- Past Predictions

  Adjust your color TV sets- its bound to be awash in a sea of harvest gold, avocado green, earthy browns and burnt oranges. Mad Men is moving into the 1970s. As Don and the gang enter this new decade,

vintage liptons soup mix package

Passover Tears Again

Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed at the development of

vintage liptons soup mix package

Passover Tears Again

Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed at the development of