Author Archives: sallyedelstein

vintage illustration policeman

Our Friend The Policeman

How is our friend the policeman helping to keep the streets safe?

vintage illustration policeman

Our Friend The Policeman

How is our friend the policeman helping to keep the streets safe?

Nevada Test Site Postcard

Nuclear Family Vacation in the Nuclear Age

  Vacationing was a real blast in the Atomic Age! For a merry-go-round of real nuclear family fun, no trip out west was truly complete without a visit to the Nevada Test Site for a bird’s-eye view of a genuine

Nevada Test Site Postcard

Nuclear Family Vacation in the Nuclear Age

  Vacationing was a real blast in the Atomic Age! For a merry-go-round of real nuclear family fun, no trip out west was truly complete without a visit to the Nevada Test Site for a bird’s-eye view of a genuine

Vintage ad American Optical 1958

Better Vision For Better Living Pt II

The eyes have it- “Better Vision for Better Living” seems to be my mantra for this summer. The Road to Health   Despite the fact I diligently heeded my mothers admonitions to sit up straight when I read, making sure

Vintage ad American Optical 1958

Better Vision For Better Living Pt II

The eyes have it- “Better Vision for Better Living” seems to be my mantra for this summer. The Road to Health   Despite the fact I diligently heeded my mothers admonitions to sit up straight when I read, making sure

Lauren Bacall

Remembering Lauren Bacall

It was 1944. It was wartime. The patriotism was so thick you could cut it with a knife. A rotund-and darn proud of it- Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in all our

Lauren Bacall

Remembering Lauren Bacall

It was 1944. It was wartime. The patriotism was so thick you could cut it with a knife. A rotund-and darn proud of it- Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in all our

vintage illustration couple in car

Road Trips and Rest Stops

Summer road trips have long been an American staple. Joining the millions of other mid-century family’s, my own suburban family took to the road in search of summertime family fun. Want to beat the heat…it was easy to cool off

vintage illustration couple in car

Road Trips and Rest Stops

Summer road trips have long been an American staple. Joining the millions of other mid-century family’s, my own suburban family took to the road in search of summertime family fun. Want to beat the heat…it was easy to cool off

vintage picture vintage woman in chefs hat

The Beat of the Suburbs

The suburbs of postwar Long Island silently simmered in a preordained sameness, no more so than in the summer. Summer days were metered out in predictable beats. Smoky backyard barbecues were a ho-hum summer staple of mid-century suburban life, but

vintage picture vintage woman in chefs hat

The Beat of the Suburbs

The suburbs of postwar Long Island silently simmered in a preordained sameness, no more so than in the summer. Summer days were metered out in predictable beats. Smoky backyard barbecues were a ho-hum summer staple of mid-century suburban life, but

vintage illustration at the beach 1950s

The Missiles and Sandcastles of Summer

As eyebrows are raised as Russia tests a new ground launched cruise missile, my thoughts drifted to those pre-test treaty times when the sight of a truck totingĀ  a missile was just part of Cold war summer fun. Summer beach

vintage illustration at the beach 1950s

The Missiles and Sandcastles of Summer

As eyebrows are raised as Russia tests a new ground launched cruise missile, my thoughts drifted to those pre-test treaty times when the sight of a truck totingĀ  a missile was just part of Cold war summer fun. Summer beach