Monthly Archives: April 2013

vintage cartoon playboy blacks

Civil Rights No Laughing Matter

The battle for civil rights went to the heart of what the American Dream was about and who could share in it. By the late 1960s, race relations crept front and center into the news and public discourse, a fact

vintage cartoon playboy blacks

Civil Rights No Laughing Matter

The battle for civil rights went to the heart of what the American Dream was about and who could share in it. By the late 1960s, race relations crept front and center into the news and public discourse, a fact

1930 illustration men women phone

Heinz Ketchup Beckons a Man

Mad Men’s Don Draper was not the first man to be tempted by the beckoning allure of Heinz Ketchup. During the dark days of the Depression, Babs Johnson learned how to keep her hubby happy and add some spice to

1930 illustration men women phone

Heinz Ketchup Beckons a Man

Mad Men’s Don Draper was not the first man to be tempted by the beckoning allure of Heinz Ketchup. During the dark days of the Depression, Babs Johnson learned how to keep her hubby happy and add some spice to

supermarkets illustration 1950s

Supermarkets, Strollers and Suburbia

In this day and age when you have to maneuver yourself through a flotilla of McClaren strollers manned by an army of nannies and stay-at-home-moms just to place an order at the supermarket deli counter, it’s quite a sight to

supermarkets illustration 1950s

Supermarkets, Strollers and Suburbia

In this day and age when you have to maneuver yourself through a flotilla of McClaren strollers manned by an army of nannies and stay-at-home-moms just to place an order at the supermarket deli counter, it’s quite a sight to

vintage ad Fresh Start Mod 1960s

Can Betty Draper Tune in to the Now Generation?

Like my own mother Betty, Mad Men’s Betty  Draper woke one morning in the late 1960s to the realization she was a square. In a world firmly divided into the “under 30s” and “over 30s” she was no longer part

vintage ad Fresh Start Mod 1960s

Can Betty Draper Tune in to the Now Generation?

Like my own mother Betty, Mad Men’s Betty  Draper woke one morning in the late 1960s to the realization she was a square. In a world firmly divided into the “under 30s” and “over 30s” she was no longer part

Vintage illustration Cosmo 1977

Heartbreak and the Boston Marathon 1979

The tragedy at the recent Boston Marathon jogged my memory back to another Marathon nearly 36 years ago, where the only heartbreak spoken about concerned the challenge of running Boston’s Heartbreak Hill. It was a cold drizzly day in Boston

Vintage illustration Cosmo 1977

Heartbreak and the Boston Marathon 1979

The tragedy at the recent Boston Marathon jogged my memory back to another Marathon nearly 36 years ago, where the only heartbreak spoken about concerned the challenge of running Boston’s Heartbreak Hill. It was a cold drizzly day in Boston

vintage magazine Boston Marathon 1979

Boston Marathon Remembered

Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured and lost at the Boston Marathon tragedy. You Might enjoy Heartbreak at the Boston Marathon 1979

vintage magazine Boston Marathon 1979

Boston Marathon Remembered

Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured and lost at the Boston Marathon tragedy. You Might enjoy Heartbreak at the Boston Marathon 1979

vintage illustration woman and dieting 1950s

Betty Drapers Diet Tips

There came a time in every Cold War housewife’s life when the safety of the containment policy offered by a good girdle simply wasn’t enough to keep those pesky curves in line. Comely Betty Draper the once enviably svelte housewife

vintage illustration woman and dieting 1950s

Betty Drapers Diet Tips

There came a time in every Cold War housewife’s life when the safety of the containment policy offered by a good girdle simply wasn’t enough to keep those pesky curves in line. Comely Betty Draper the once enviably svelte housewife

illustration atomic blast NYC 1950s

An Atomic Fairy Tale

1950 was Cinderella’s year. My mother Betty knew it was an omen. After 6 long years of waiting, Disney’s much anticipated movie, Cinderella was finally opening and now Betty Joseph’s days of waiting were over too- she was getting married.

illustration atomic blast NYC 1950s

An Atomic Fairy Tale

1950 was Cinderella’s year. My mother Betty knew it was an omen. After 6 long years of waiting, Disney’s much anticipated movie, Cinderella was finally opening and now Betty Joseph’s days of waiting were over too- she was getting married.

nuclear attak booklet 1950s

Nuclear Jitters

As the tensions mount in the Korean Peninsula, with the nuclear sabre rattling mounting in North Korea, old fears are renewed. For those of us who grew up during the 1950’s and 1960’s the fear of nuclear attack was the

nuclear attak booklet 1950s

Nuclear Jitters

As the tensions mount in the Korean Peninsula, with the nuclear sabre rattling mounting in North Korea, old fears are renewed. For those of us who grew up during the 1950’s and 1960’s the fear of nuclear attack was the

vintage ad mens fashion 1967

Making The Scene With Mad Men

Millions will turn-on and tune-in when Mad Men returns for its 6th season. AMC is hoping you won’t drop out. The Beat Goes On We last left Don Draper and the gang at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in April of

vintage ad mens fashion 1967

Making The Scene With Mad Men

Millions will turn-on and tune-in when Mad Men returns for its 6th season. AMC is hoping you won’t drop out. The Beat Goes On We last left Don Draper and the gang at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in April of