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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

Vintage illustration Columbus

Christopher Columbus- America Dreaming

Next to July 4th Columbus day was the most sacred American Holiday in my mid-century childhood. After all, Christopher Columbus embodied the very spirit of a founding father. Or so the story went. Skillfully weaving fairy tales with the deftness

Vintage illustration Columbus

Christopher Columbus- America Dreaming

Next to July 4th Columbus day was the most sacred American Holiday in my mid-century childhood. After all, Christopher Columbus embodied the very spirit of a founding father. Or so the story went. Skillfully weaving fairy tales with the deftness