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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Valentines Day Tea Ad

How to Turn into a Vintage Valentine’s Day Temptress

With Valentines Day right around the corner, the internet is awash with sensual suggestions on how to spice up your romantic life.With titillating tips ranging from exotic sex toys, sexy lingerie and an assortment of aphrodisiacs, surprisingly nary a mention

Valentines Day Tea Ad

How to Turn into a Vintage Valentine’s Day Temptress

With Valentines Day right around the corner, the internet is awash with sensual suggestions on how to spice up your romantic life.With titillating tips ranging from exotic sex toys, sexy lingerie and an assortment of aphrodisiacs, surprisingly nary a mention

Donalds Great Parade

Little Donnie sees a parade What a big day for Little Donnie He will have a parade, too. He will have a children’s parade.   Donnie saw a parade. Donnie wants big toys in his parade. Big shiny toys. Shine,

Donalds Great Parade

Little Donnie sees a parade What a big day for Little Donnie He will have a parade, too. He will have a children’s parade.   Donnie saw a parade. Donnie wants big toys in his parade. Big shiny toys. Shine,

Military Show Offs Cold War Style

Military Might garishly displayed seems so darn un-American, but in fact it’s rather retro. While we might recoil at the idea of a Soviet style military hardware parade rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, during the Cold War Americans were far from

Military Show Offs Cold War Style

Military Might garishly displayed seems so darn un-American, but in fact it’s rather retro. While we might recoil at the idea of a Soviet style military hardware parade rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, during the Cold War Americans were far from

vintage illustration man and woman sneezing

Remembrance of Flu Epidemics Past Pt II

Just like today, in the cold winter of 1957 the war against the flu raged. The dreaded Asiatic Flu that was spreading through the country, hit my own mother hard. The flu was on the march and health authorities everywhere

vintage illustration man and woman sneezing

Remembrance of Flu Epidemics Past Pt II

Just like today, in the cold winter of 1957 the war against the flu raged. The dreaded Asiatic Flu that was spreading through the country, hit my own mother hard. The flu was on the march and health authorities everywhere

Remembrances of Flu Epidemics Pasts

Flu season sends chills through me. Literally As the U.S. finds itself in the worst flu epidemic in years, I am chillingly reminded of flu epidemics past. Scary tales  of the devastating  flu epidemic of 1918 that haunted me through

Remembrances of Flu Epidemics Pasts

Flu season sends chills through me. Literally As the U.S. finds itself in the worst flu epidemic in years, I am chillingly reminded of flu epidemics past. Scary tales  of the devastating  flu epidemic of 1918 that haunted me through

collage vintage childs school workbook and rump

Donald Scores a Gold Star

“Nobody gets more gold stars than I do, believe me,” Donald Trump boasted after scoring high on his mental acuity test. A huge sigh of relief could be heard from coast to coast  after Trump easily aced his cognitive assessment

collage vintage childs school workbook and rump

Donald Scores a Gold Star

“Nobody gets more gold stars than I do, believe me,” Donald Trump boasted after scoring high on his mental acuity test. A huge sigh of relief could be heard from coast to coast  after Trump easily aced his cognitive assessment

US Govt booklet Survive under an Atomic attack

How to Survive a Nuclear Attack 1950’s Style

As the world teeters closer to the brink of nuclear war,  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a briefing today on how the public can prepare for a nuclear bomb. It’s duck and cover deja vu all over

US Govt booklet Survive under an Atomic attack

How to Survive a Nuclear Attack 1950’s Style

As the world teeters closer to the brink of nuclear war,  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a briefing today on how the public can prepare for a nuclear bomb. It’s duck and cover deja vu all over

vintage illlustration woman and laundrey

Make America White Again?

Despite Trump’s protests to the contrary, white supremacists everywhere are proudly ironing out their white sheets knowing they’ve got a fellow racist in the oval office. Or just as likely, now emboldened, they  are  tucking those sheets  away in their

vintage illlustration woman and laundrey

Make America White Again?

Despite Trump’s protests to the contrary, white supremacists everywhere are proudly ironing out their white sheets knowing they’ve got a fellow racist in the oval office. Or just as likely, now emboldened, they  are  tucking those sheets  away in their

Trump Hanksy Mural

Dump Trump

“Dump Trump,” street artist Hanksy’s N.Y.C. anti Trump mural from 2015 has never seemed more prescient. Trump is in deep doo doo. After Trump’s truly vile slur referring to immigrants from Haiti and Africa as coming from “shithole countries,” Donald-I-have-the-best-words-Trump

Trump Hanksy Mural

Dump Trump

“Dump Trump,” street artist Hanksy’s N.Y.C. anti Trump mural from 2015 has never seemed more prescient. Trump is in deep doo doo. After Trump’s truly vile slur referring to immigrants from Haiti and Africa as coming from “shithole countries,” Donald-I-have-the-best-words-Trump

NY Daily News Oprah and Trump 1999

Oprah and the Oval Office

Long before Julia Louis Dreyfus served as Americas favorite Vice President, another TV celebrity with mega watt star power was seriously considered for the second banana spot. Well sort of, if you consider the top banana spot was to be

NY Daily News Oprah and Trump 1999

Oprah and the Oval Office

Long before Julia Louis Dreyfus served as Americas favorite Vice President, another TV celebrity with mega watt star power was seriously considered for the second banana spot. Well sort of, if you consider the top banana spot was to be