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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Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

back seat drivers

Women Take a Back Seat Again

  In the retro world of Republicans,  women still take a back seat when it comes to controlling their own bodies and their health, and as in this 1934 car advertisement, without any safety precautions it’s a dangerous ride indeed.

back seat drivers

Women Take a Back Seat Again

  In the retro world of Republicans,  women still take a back seat when it comes to controlling their own bodies and their health, and as in this 1934 car advertisement, without any safety precautions it’s a dangerous ride indeed.

Kellyanne Conway’s Cold War Collection of Kitchen Spyware

From the Kellyanne Conway Cold War Kitchen Collection of spyware just right for around the house and around the clock surveillance. Perfect for that mid-century miss intent on keeping her eyes peeled for a Ruskie spy posing as the milkman.

Kellyanne Conway’s Cold War Collection of Kitchen Spyware

From the Kellyanne Conway Cold War Kitchen Collection of spyware just right for around the house and around the clock surveillance. Perfect for that mid-century miss intent on keeping her eyes peeled for a Ruskie spy posing as the milkman.

MAD Magazine Nixon

Is Donald Trump Today’s Richard Nixon?

Lies and Deceit -A Country Out of Order Has it begun to feel the country has gone completely Mad? Or is it deja vu all over again. The ceaseless onslaught of breaking news, scandals and denials making our heads spin.

MAD Magazine Nixon

Is Donald Trump Today’s Richard Nixon?

Lies and Deceit -A Country Out of Order Has it begun to feel the country has gone completely Mad? Or is it deja vu all over again. The ceaseless onslaught of breaking news, scandals and denials making our heads spin.

collage appropriated images sally edelstein

Women Are Called to Action

Today on International Women’s Day 2017, nearly 45 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of discourse about women’s rights, it’s déjà vu all over again. It’s hard to believe that systemic gender inequality

collage appropriated images sally edelstein

Women Are Called to Action

Today on International Women’s Day 2017, nearly 45 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of discourse about women’s rights, it’s déjà vu all over again. It’s hard to believe that systemic gender inequality

Slaves Were Happy Immigrants

Slaves as happy immigrants? In the Trump American Dream world of Alternative Facts, this one’s a doozy. In this land of dreams and opportunity the only dreaming going on is from sleepy-eyed Dr Ben Carson who just characterized slaves as

Slaves Were Happy Immigrants

Slaves as happy immigrants? In the Trump American Dream world of Alternative Facts, this one’s a doozy. In this land of dreams and opportunity the only dreaming going on is from sleepy-eyed Dr Ben Carson who just characterized slaves as

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Nuclear Ambitions

Well, we’re off to the arms races again as the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew. Donald Trump wants to ramp up America’s nuclear arsenal. Fearing we’ve fallen behind, he boasts  he wanted to make the U.S. the top of

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Nuclear Ambitions

Well, we’re off to the arms races again as the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew. Donald Trump wants to ramp up America’s nuclear arsenal. Fearing we’ve fallen behind, he boasts  he wanted to make the U.S. the top of

collage sally edelstein appropriated images

Art Show-“Embedded Messages, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice and the American Way”,

Has  the American Dream faded away like a once cherished Kodak snapshot? Is truth, justice and the American Way a disappearing part of our national lexicon? Is American Exceptionalism riddled with a lot of exception? As these once cherished beliefs

collage sally edelstein appropriated images

Art Show-“Embedded Messages, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice and the American Way”,

Has  the American Dream faded away like a once cherished Kodak snapshot? Is truth, justice and the American Way a disappearing part of our national lexicon? Is American Exceptionalism riddled with a lot of exception? As these once cherished beliefs

Vintage illustration Jon Whitcomb

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle In Post-War America, love was in the air. Along with Valentines Day’s hearts and flowers, came big dates, big dances, and king sized expectations in high schools and colleges all around the country. But

Vintage illustration Jon Whitcomb

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle In Post-War America, love was in the air. Along with Valentines Day’s hearts and flowers, came big dates, big dances, and king sized expectations in high schools and colleges all around the country. But

She Persisted

    She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, She persisted. Silencing Elizabeth Warren will never work. We don’t silence women who persist. We celebrate them!

She Persisted

    She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, She persisted. Silencing Elizabeth Warren will never work. We don’t silence women who persist. We celebrate them!