Monthly Archives: February 2013

vintage illustration passengers on airlplane

The Jet Age Hits The Suburbs Pt II

Starting in the fall of 1958 the roar of jets could be heard streaking through the blue skies of my Long Island suburban neighborhood, screeching over split levels, supermarkets and elementary schools on a daily basis. In a flash,  it

vintage illustration passengers on airlplane

The Jet Age Hits The Suburbs Pt II

Starting in the fall of 1958 the roar of jets could be heard streaking through the blue skies of my Long Island suburban neighborhood, screeching over split levels, supermarkets and elementary schools on a daily basis. In a flash,  it

Travel Airplane TWA

The Jet Age Hits Suburbia

Morning Lift Off  Intruding upon on our leisurely Sunday morning breakfast in the winter of 1958, the rude roar of the airplane passing overhead totally obliterated the happy snap, crackle and pop sound effects of my Rice Krispies. Distracted by

Travel Airplane TWA

The Jet Age Hits Suburbia

Morning Lift Off  Intruding upon on our leisurely Sunday morning breakfast in the winter of 1958, the rude roar of the airplane passing overhead totally obliterated the happy snap, crackle and pop sound effects of my Rice Krispies. Distracted by

vintage illustration couple on cruise 1950s

Crazy for Cruises

Once upon a time, a  cruise was a world of gaiety, comfort and relaxation such as no other form of travel provided. It was a rarefied world of glamour, hospitality and elegance. As the headline for this 1953 Cunard Lines

vintage illustration couple on cruise 1950s

Crazy for Cruises

Once upon a time, a  cruise was a world of gaiety, comfort and relaxation such as no other form of travel provided. It was a rarefied world of glamour, hospitality and elegance. As the headline for this 1953 Cunard Lines

vintage illustration jon whitcomb

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle; A valentines Day Dilemma

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 even the smoothest post war gal

vintage illustration jon whitcomb

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle; A valentines Day Dilemma

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 even the smoothest post war gal

vintage illustration WWII soldier kiissing girl

Winter War Time Romance PTII

Moonlight Becomes You “The breathless night. The moon burning on its billion watt radiance. Multiplying mystery, quickening the pulse. Stirring up a suddenly sweet tumult. Heady stuff this. To look into his eyes and know that you were never lovelier.

vintage illustration WWII soldier kiissing girl

Winter War Time Romance PTII

Moonlight Becomes You “The breathless night. The moon burning on its billion watt radiance. Multiplying mystery, quickening the pulse. Stirring up a suddenly sweet tumult. Heady stuff this. To look into his eyes and know that you were never lovelier.

vintage ad soldier kissing girl illustration

A Winter War Time Romance

The winter of 1944 was a blustery one. ..but it would soon turn torrid. Christmas break, my 18-year-old college freshman mother Betty hopped on a Pullman, joining her family for a well needed vacation in balmy Miami Beach. The glow

vintage ad soldier kissing girl illustration

A Winter War Time Romance

The winter of 1944 was a blustery one. ..but it would soon turn torrid. Christmas break, my 18-year-old college freshman mother Betty hopped on a Pullman, joining her family for a well needed vacation in balmy Miami Beach. The glow

Vintage WAC Enlistment poster WWII

Rosie The Riveter Goes to War

Like most gals during WWII, Rosie the Riveter was wacky for khaki. But Rosie didn’t just swoon for a man in a uniform; Rosie wanted to wear one herself! Like every Mrs. and Miss America, Rosie was doing her part

Vintage WAC Enlistment poster WWII

Rosie The Riveter Goes to War

Like most gals during WWII, Rosie the Riveter was wacky for khaki. But Rosie didn’t just swoon for a man in a uniform; Rosie wanted to wear one herself! Like every Mrs. and Miss America, Rosie was doing her part

pin up illustration vintage ad

Textile Temptresses

In the puritanical Post-War years before there was Playboy Magazine, red-blooded  ex-GI’s could still get an eyeful of racy pin-up girls just by glancing through their favorite magazine. No, I’m not talking about Wink, Flirt, Eyeful or any of the

pin up illustration vintage ad

Textile Temptresses

In the puritanical Post-War years before there was Playboy Magazine, red-blooded  ex-GI’s could still get an eyeful of racy pin-up girls just by glancing through their favorite magazine. No, I’m not talking about Wink, Flirt, Eyeful or any of the

Vintage ad 1962 Tackle

How to Win the Big Football Game and the Girl

Touchdown Chasing the American Dream, Bill Bradley sure knew how to score on the football team. But when it came to scoring with the girls he was a big zero. Learn how our hero Bill tackled his girl problem and

Vintage ad 1962 Tackle

How to Win the Big Football Game and the Girl

Touchdown Chasing the American Dream, Bill Bradley sure knew how to score on the football team. But when it came to scoring with the girls he was a big zero. Learn how our hero Bill tackled his girl problem and