Monthly Archives: October 2012

Romney and the Retro Working Girl

It’s back to the future with Mitt Romney. His outdated views of women could fill a binder and are as dated as these retro images are. Romney’s agenda would drag women back to the 50s on everything from health care

Romney and the Retro Working Girl

It’s back to the future with Mitt Romney. His outdated views of women could fill a binder and are as dated as these retro images are. Romney’s agenda would drag women back to the 50s on everything from health care

vintage illustration 1950s family buying car

Moving Forward Into the American Dream

  The first hint of fall may have conjured up the crunch of crisp McIntosh apples, maple leaves turning colors, and the air filled with burning leaves, but for me fall conjured up the intoxicating smell of a new car.

vintage illustration 1950s family buying car

Moving Forward Into the American Dream

  The first hint of fall may have conjured up the crunch of crisp McIntosh apples, maple leaves turning colors, and the air filled with burning leaves, but for me fall conjured up the intoxicating smell of a new car.

Vintage illustration cars

Designed for Dreaming

When it came to cars, General Motors was the undisputed king of the mid-century road and the American Dream was paved with Chevys. The Chevy may have taken America by storm, but it was giving my own mid-century Mom a

Vintage illustration cars

Designed for Dreaming

When it came to cars, General Motors was the undisputed king of the mid-century road and the American Dream was paved with Chevys. The Chevy may have taken America by storm, but it was giving my own mid-century Mom a

Vintage illustation man in hat smiling 1950s

My First Political Kiss

Today the phrase “moderate Republican is fast becoming an oxymoron. But once upon a time, there were actually liberal Republicans like Jacob Javits who roamed the political landscape. The longtime senator from New York was a leader of Progressive Republicanism

Vintage illustation man in hat smiling 1950s

My First Political Kiss

Today the phrase “moderate Republican is fast becoming an oxymoron. But once upon a time, there were actually liberal Republicans like Jacob Javits who roamed the political landscape. The longtime senator from New York was a leader of Progressive Republicanism

Vintage womens fashion Photograph 1960

Fashion Forward for the New Frontier

Dressing up For DC Fall fashion was all the news in 1960 DC, despite taking a back seat to the story of  the presidential election. In her dashing tweed cape coat swinging cloak and dagger style, our Beltway “Gal Friday”

Vintage womens fashion Photograph 1960

Fashion Forward for the New Frontier

Dressing up For DC Fall fashion was all the news in 1960 DC, despite taking a back seat to the story of  the presidential election. In her dashing tweed cape coat swinging cloak and dagger style, our Beltway “Gal Friday”

vintage illustration 50s housewife

Heating the American Dream

The second Sunday in October 1957 an unexpected chilly nip of fall was in the air. Some blamed the unseasonably cold blast on the Cold War. Sputnik, that Russian satellite that was currently circling the globe was sending chills down

vintage illustration 50s housewife

Heating the American Dream

The second Sunday in October 1957 an unexpected chilly nip of fall was in the air. Some blamed the unseasonably cold blast on the Cold War. Sputnik, that Russian satellite that was currently circling the globe was sending chills down

vintage illustration businessman 1950s

A Cold War Fable for the 47 %

Sweet Dreams A charming little fable that ran as a 2 page ad in Life Magazine 1951 could easily be a delightful bed time story suitable for all Republicans to read to their children, especially today. One can easily imagine

vintage illustration businessman 1950s

A Cold War Fable for the 47 %

Sweet Dreams A charming little fable that ran as a 2 page ad in Life Magazine 1951 could easily be a delightful bed time story suitable for all Republicans to read to their children, especially today. One can easily imagine

Vintage business poster Mather Poster Company 1920s

Rooting For The Firm

Our  family-owned shoe factory in Allentown PA. has  been shuttered for decades, but memories of the once booming business lingered with me for years. In the late 1960s my parents and I  visited the lone remaining factory of my family’s

Vintage business poster Mather Poster Company 1920s

Rooting For The Firm

Our  family-owned shoe factory in Allentown PA. has  been shuttered for decades, but memories of the once booming business lingered with me for years. In the late 1960s my parents and I  visited the lone remaining factory of my family’s

vintage illustration voting

Voting-Democracy in Action

Growing up our textbooks taught us that America was Democracy in action Especially when it came to our cherished right to vote “Americans are proud of what they have built”, the reader is told in “The New Ways in the

vintage illustration voting

Voting-Democracy in Action

Growing up our textbooks taught us that America was Democracy in action Especially when it came to our cherished right to vote “Americans are proud of what they have built”, the reader is told in “The New Ways in the

vintage childrens book illustration

On the Kindergarten Campaign Trail

In the crisp fall of 1960 as presidential hopeful Senator John Kennedy beckoned us into a New Frontier I would be embarking onto my own new frontier – Kindergarten. This New Frontier of 1960 that stood in front of me,

vintage childrens book illustration

On the Kindergarten Campaign Trail

In the crisp fall of 1960 as presidential hopeful Senator John Kennedy beckoned us into a New Frontier I would be embarking onto my own new frontier – Kindergarten. This New Frontier of 1960 that stood in front of me,