Monthly Archives: November 2012

Vintage Magazine cover Illustration Al Parker 1952

Veterans Day

What my WWII veteran  father had done in the war and what the war had done to him was never clear. The torch had been passed to a new generation, President  John Kennedy told us, and passed directly into the

Vintage Magazine cover Illustration Al Parker 1952

Veterans Day

What my WWII veteran  father had done in the war and what the war had done to him was never clear. The torch had been passed to a new generation, President  John Kennedy told us, and passed directly into the

Election Tips For Winners and Losers

Obama or Romney? There can be only one final winner in the election. Once all the votes are cast, there will be lots of disappointed people at the outcome. The following are more helpful hints from mid-century children’s schoolbooks offering

Election Tips For Winners and Losers

Obama or Romney? There can be only one final winner in the election. Once all the votes are cast, there will be lots of disappointed people at the outcome. The following are more helpful hints from mid-century children’s schoolbooks offering

vintage illustration WWII Rosie Riveter off to work vintage ad

How Rosie The Riveter Won over her Husband

Mild mannered Millicent Ferguson fancied herself a Rosie the Riveter. Every day hundreds of housewives like herself were answering Uncle Sam’s call, marching off to factories, offices and defense plants to take over the jobs left by the boys who

vintage illustration WWII Rosie Riveter off to work vintage ad

How Rosie The Riveter Won over her Husband

Mild mannered Millicent Ferguson fancied herself a Rosie the Riveter. Every day hundreds of housewives like herself were answering Uncle Sam’s call, marching off to factories, offices and defense plants to take over the jobs left by the boys who

vintage picture couple in the rain 1940s

Singing In The Rain

Americans enthusiasm for everything plastic has been dampened by environmental concerns. But in post-war America, plastics were really something to sing about! There was a giddiness of the wonders of plastic. As this 1946 ad for Vinylite Plastics gushes “Every

vintage picture couple in the rain 1940s

Singing In The Rain

Americans enthusiasm for everything plastic has been dampened by environmental concerns. But in post-war America, plastics were really something to sing about! There was a giddiness of the wonders of plastic. As this 1946 ad for Vinylite Plastics gushes “Every