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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

vintage photo 1930s nightclub

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer for Hipsters and Hi Society

Who would have guessed Pabst Blue Ribbon that iconic working class beer ironically embraced by hipsters has a pedigree more blue blood than blue-collar. 75 years ago Pabst positioned itself to appeal to the “gay, smart modern set” hoping members

vintage photo 1930s nightclub

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer for Hipsters and Hi Society

Who would have guessed Pabst Blue Ribbon that iconic working class beer ironically embraced by hipsters has a pedigree more blue blood than blue-collar. 75 years ago Pabst positioned itself to appeal to the “gay, smart modern set” hoping members

vintage illustration army enlistment

Join the Army See the World

No matter the season, mid-century Americans in unprecedented numbers were venturing out into the cold war world traveling abroad as never before spending billions of dollars on fun for all vacations. But tourists weren’t the only ones packing their passports

vintage illustration army enlistment

Join the Army See the World

No matter the season, mid-century Americans in unprecedented numbers were venturing out into the cold war world traveling abroad as never before spending billions of dollars on fun for all vacations. But tourists weren’t the only ones packing their passports