Monthly Archives: November 2012

vintage childrens schoolbook illustration 1940

Little Sally’s Big Visit With Her Grandparents PT II

It was Thanksgiving weekend of 1960. Just like the mythical Dick, Jane and Sally would visit Grandmother and Grandfather on their farm, I was off for an overnight visit with mine in their apartment in Queens, NY. Back To The

vintage childrens schoolbook illustration 1940

Little Sally’s Big Visit With Her Grandparents PT II

It was Thanksgiving weekend of 1960. Just like the mythical Dick, Jane and Sally would visit Grandmother and Grandfather on their farm, I was off for an overnight visit with mine in their apartment in Queens, NY. Back To The

Vintage childrens illustration on the farm 1950s

Little Sally’s Big Visit With Her Grandparents

Just like the mythical Dick, Jane and Sally would visit Grandmother and Grandfather on their farm, I was off for an overnight visit with mine in Queens, NY. Clutching my Fun with Dick and Jane Primer to occupy me during

Vintage childrens illustration on the farm 1950s

Little Sally’s Big Visit With Her Grandparents

Just like the mythical Dick, Jane and Sally would visit Grandmother and Grandfather on their farm, I was off for an overnight visit with mine in Queens, NY. Clutching my Fun with Dick and Jane Primer to occupy me during

Vintage Ad Xmas Firestone 1945 Santa Claus

Is Xmas Shoppping Starting Too Early?

On your mark…get set …go shopping! With Black Friday, small store Saturday and Cyber Monday, the race for Christmas shopping has officially begun. Black Friday seems to inch earlier and earlier each passing year. Hoping to real in more shoppers 

Vintage Ad Xmas Firestone 1945 Santa Claus

Is Xmas Shoppping Starting Too Early?

On your mark…get set …go shopping! With Black Friday, small store Saturday and Cyber Monday, the race for Christmas shopping has officially begun. Black Friday seems to inch earlier and earlier each passing year. Hoping to real in more shoppers 

photo 1930s woman beauty ad

Beauty, Brains, and a Bar of Soap

Sally’s Pretty and Sally’s Smart Would you dare risk the shame of “Cosmetic skin?” Sure you’re careful, never risking offending with  halitosis, avoiding housewife- hips, pink toothbrush, B.O. and other ailments of the Depression era 1930’s. But unless you wash

photo 1930s woman beauty ad

Beauty, Brains, and a Bar of Soap

Sally’s Pretty and Sally’s Smart Would you dare risk the shame of “Cosmetic skin?” Sure you’re careful, never risking offending with  halitosis, avoiding housewife- hips, pink toothbrush, B.O. and other ailments of the Depression era 1930’s. But unless you wash

Thanksgiving Treats

Butch Bradley was nervous. Normally a cool cucumber, he was sweating bullets. You see, he was invited to his best girl Rosalie’s home for Thanksgiving for the very first time. Wanting to make a good first impression on his gal

Thanksgiving Treats

Butch Bradley was nervous. Normally a cool cucumber, he was sweating bullets. You see, he was invited to his best girl Rosalie’s home for Thanksgiving for the very first time. Wanting to make a good first impression on his gal

Vintage illustration 1950s family getting on airplane

Travel Tips for the Holidays

As millions crowd our airports for the traditional Thanksgiving trek home over the river and through the woods, the tension mounts at the thought of  long lines, insufferable crowds, and the dreaded delays’ that inevitably await the weary and wary

Vintage illustration 1950s family getting on airplane

Travel Tips for the Holidays

As millions crowd our airports for the traditional Thanksgiving trek home over the river and through the woods, the tension mounts at the thought of  long lines, insufferable crowds, and the dreaded delays’ that inevitably await the weary and wary

Vintage Illustration 1949

A Fall Fable-Burning Leaves Pt II

The blaze of fall color took on a different meaning, the autumn of 1959. Many neighbors did not only burn leaves, but their trash as well, giving new meaning to fall cleanup. There was something satisfying about setting fire to

Vintage Illustration 1949

A Fall Fable-Burning Leaves Pt II

The blaze of fall color took on a different meaning, the autumn of 1959. Many neighbors did not only burn leaves, but their trash as well, giving new meaning to fall cleanup. There was something satisfying about setting fire to

mid century family playing in fall leaves

Burning Fall Leaves- Hokey Smokey

 The smell of burning leaves is forever seared in my mind. As memorable as the blazing orange and red colors of the fall leaves of my childhood were , it was the vibrant warmth of the fall leaves burning that

mid century family playing in fall leaves

Burning Fall Leaves- Hokey Smokey

 The smell of burning leaves is forever seared in my mind. As memorable as the blazing orange and red colors of the fall leaves of my childhood were , it was the vibrant warmth of the fall leaves burning that

Vintage Cake Ad 1930s

How Hostess Cakes Helped the Housewife

The Great Sugar Rush Americans with a sweet tooth are rushing to stock up on Ding Dongs, Ho Ho’s, Twinkies and all sorts of sugary Hostess goodies as Hostess Brands announces they will shut down for good, Say it ain’t

Vintage Cake Ad 1930s

How Hostess Cakes Helped the Housewife

The Great Sugar Rush Americans with a sweet tooth are rushing to stock up on Ding Dongs, Ho Ho’s, Twinkies and all sorts of sugary Hostess goodies as Hostess Brands announces they will shut down for good, Say it ain’t

Vintage Ad WWII Texaco 1945 serviceman gas station

Gas Rationing WWII

 “In NY, drivers sometimes tail a gasoline tank truck until, like a pied piper, the truck had collected a string of cars following it to its destined delivery point. Cars would line up for blocks- as many as 350 of

Vintage Ad WWII Texaco 1945 serviceman gas station

Gas Rationing WWII

 “In NY, drivers sometimes tail a gasoline tank truck until, like a pied piper, the truck had collected a string of cars following it to its destined delivery point. Cars would line up for blocks- as many as 350 of