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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Prince Charles Princess Diana cartoon illustration 1982

Royal Baby Watch- It’s A Boy!

The royal baby watch is over. Twitter has exploded with the news that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton has just given birth to a baby boy and Prince George and Princess Charlotte have a new brother. Journalists and photographers

Prince Charles Princess Diana cartoon illustration 1982

Royal Baby Watch- It’s A Boy!

The royal baby watch is over. Twitter has exploded with the news that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton has just given birth to a baby boy and Prince George and Princess Charlotte have a new brother. Journalists and photographers

vintage illustration American freedoms

Guns, Democracy and the American Way

  What you may ask, is more fundamental to the American Way of Life than a gun? Who could argue that gleaming AK 47 automatic rifle is a shining and powerful example of our basic rights which protect the dignity

vintage illustration American freedoms

Guns, Democracy and the American Way

  What you may ask, is more fundamental to the American Way of Life than a gun? Who could argue that gleaming AK 47 automatic rifle is a shining and powerful example of our basic rights which protect the dignity

Matzo Ball Soup

The Passover Plot – Operation: Matzo Ball

It was a post war Passover plot worthy of the Russians; a cold war caper to rival anything Julius and Ethel Rosenberg cooked up. A top-secret stolen – during the Jewish holiday of  Passover nonetheless – riveted my suburban neighborhood

Matzo Ball Soup

The Passover Plot – Operation: Matzo Ball

It was a post war Passover plot worthy of the Russians; a cold war caper to rival anything Julius and Ethel Rosenberg cooked up. A top-secret stolen – during the Jewish holiday of  Passover nonetheless – riveted my suburban neighborhood

vintage ant gun violence ad

Gun Violence R.I.P.

Have we at long last begun the end to senseless gun violence? In July 1969, a full-page ad in the Sunday  N.Y. Times posed a request to the American public: Hold onto this page for 1 year and hope and

vintage ant gun violence ad

Gun Violence R.I.P.

Have we at long last begun the end to senseless gun violence? In July 1969, a full-page ad in the Sunday  N.Y. Times posed a request to the American public: Hold onto this page for 1 year and hope and

vintage hard hat man

Trump Supporters Would Rather Fight Than Switch

Donald Trump values loyalty above all else – even it seems integrity. When it comes to his supporters, no one has more loyal supporters than Trump. Believe me. And that’s not fake news. It’s difficult to explain the sheer strength

vintage hard hat man

Trump Supporters Would Rather Fight Than Switch

Donald Trump values loyalty above all else – even it seems integrity. When it comes to his supporters, no one has more loyal supporters than Trump. Believe me. And that’s not fake news. It’s difficult to explain the sheer strength

Maidenform Dream Ads – Iconic and Ironic

  Maidenform’s vintage iconic ads have become a lot more ironic as the prevalence of sexual harassment and mistreatment in the workplace have become part of our national dialogue. Women Learn to Dream On Once upon a time the Mad

Maidenform Dream Ads – Iconic and Ironic

  Maidenform’s vintage iconic ads have become a lot more ironic as the prevalence of sexual harassment and mistreatment in the workplace have become part of our national dialogue. Women Learn to Dream On Once upon a time the Mad

Oscar Dreaming in Your Maidenform Bra

I Dreamed I Was Part Of The Me Too Movement In My Maidenform Bra Thanks to the Me Too Movement women have taken the bull by the horn stating loudly that sexual misconduct and abuse is no longer acceptable. The

Oscar Dreaming in Your Maidenform Bra

I Dreamed I Was Part Of The Me Too Movement In My Maidenform Bra Thanks to the Me Too Movement women have taken the bull by the horn stating loudly that sexual misconduct and abuse is no longer acceptable. The

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Cold War Redux

Are we off on the cold war arms race again? As the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew, let the nuclear sabre rattling begin . With Putin boasting about his powerful invincible nuclear weapons and Trump wanting to ramp up

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Cold War Redux

Are we off on the cold war arms race again? As the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew, let the nuclear sabre rattling begin . With Putin boasting about his powerful invincible nuclear weapons and Trump wanting to ramp up

vintage illustration teachers gun

Should Teachers Carry Guns?

Arming teachers doesn’t add up to safety in the classroom How long before we hear the latest installment of the gun advocates argument that school faculty members should carry weapons in school? The old debate whether arming teachers would make

vintage illustration teachers gun

Should Teachers Carry Guns?

Arming teachers doesn’t add up to safety in the classroom How long before we hear the latest installment of the gun advocates argument that school faculty members should carry weapons in school? The old debate whether arming teachers would make

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Never In Good Taste

  Among the collection of vintage advertising we’re likely never to see today can be added this 1950 advertisement for Lifesaver’s Pep o Mint. Thinking nothing wrong in using black face to advertise their candy one even half expects the

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Never In Good Taste

  Among the collection of vintage advertising we’re likely never to see today can be added this 1950 advertisement for Lifesaver’s Pep o Mint. Thinking nothing wrong in using black face to advertise their candy one even half expects the