Monthly Archives: July 2013

vintage ad wieners

A Weiner Roast

At the most talked about lunch in Washington DC this summer, you can be sure that Hillary and President Obama will not be dining on wieners, though  it may well turn out to be a Weiner Roast! Advertisements

vintage ad wieners

A Weiner Roast

At the most talked about lunch in Washington DC this summer, you can be sure that Hillary and President Obama will not be dining on wieners, though  it may well turn out to be a Weiner Roast!

vintage illustration baby 1950s

A Hands-On Dad

Prince William is sure to be a hands on kind of Dad. Today’s Dads are much more engaged and involved in their baby’s birth and care than fathers from previous generations who were generally pictured as bumbling fools when it

vintage illustration baby 1950s

A Hands-On Dad

Prince William is sure to be a hands on kind of Dad. Today’s Dads are much more engaged and involved in their baby’s birth and care than fathers from previous generations who were generally pictured as bumbling fools when it

Vintage baby boy 1950s

First Born Boy With Benefits

By George, it’s a Boy! Many in  the media are rhapsodizing over the fact that by delivering a baby boy, Kate Middleton delivered the goods, hitting a home run first time at bat. Despite the fact that the sex of

Vintage baby boy 1950s

First Born Boy With Benefits

By George, it’s a Boy! Many in  the media are rhapsodizing over the fact that by delivering a baby boy, Kate Middleton delivered the goods, hitting a home run first time at bat. Despite the fact that the sex of

Mother, baby nurse, 1950s

Bringing Baby Home

Here’s Your Hat…Whats Your Hurry? While the Duchess of Cambridge, like most new Moms today, will get a very un royal speedy exit from the hospital after giving birth to her new little prince, my own mid-century Mom was treated

Mother, baby nurse, 1950s

Bringing Baby Home

Here’s Your Hat…Whats Your Hurry? While the Duchess of Cambridge, like most new Moms today, will get a very un royal speedy exit from the hospital after giving birth to her new little prince, my own mid-century Mom was treated

Amusement park Freedomland Guide 1960s

American History Amusement Park

Freedomland Fun Foiled From Coney Island to Six Flags, amusement parks have long been part of the Great American Summer. And none was more American than Freedomland. Besides my many visits to El Patio, my grandmothers suburban beach club, my

Amusement park Freedomland Guide 1960s

American History Amusement Park

Freedomland Fun Foiled From Coney Island to Six Flags, amusement parks have long been part of the Great American Summer. And none was more American than Freedomland. Besides my many visits to El Patio, my grandmothers suburban beach club, my

vintage illustration jury

Was Justice Served?

Was justice served in the murder acquittal of George Zimmerman? You be the judge. It would seem that the only ones being served were the sequestered jurors who were treated by taxpayers to pedicures, bowling and most appropriately, admission to

vintage illustration jury

Was Justice Served?

Was justice served in the murder acquittal of George Zimmerman? You be the judge. It would seem that the only ones being served were the sequestered jurors who were treated by taxpayers to pedicures, bowling and most appropriately, admission to

sunburn ad woman on fire

Man, What a Heat Wave

The Temperatures Rising… It Isn’t Surprising… Poor mankind! His triumphant march towards progress  is always being blamed for the actions of a hot-headed, fickle Mother Nature whose erratic behavior has recently played havoc with our weather systems. Panicked cries of

sunburn ad woman on fire

Man, What a Heat Wave

The Temperatures Rising… It Isn’t Surprising… Poor mankind! His triumphant march towards progress  is always being blamed for the actions of a hot-headed, fickle Mother Nature whose erratic behavior has recently played havoc with our weather systems. Panicked cries of

illustration Baby and stork

All American Childbirth-Fit For a Queen…or a King

As swarms of photographers and reporters camp outside St Marys Hospital, waiting for that fateful final royal push, Kate Middleton is reported to be keen on giving birth naturally, even considering hypnosis to deal with the pain of childbirth without

illustration Baby and stork

All American Childbirth-Fit For a Queen…or a King

As swarms of photographers and reporters camp outside St Marys Hospital, waiting for that fateful final royal push, Kate Middleton is reported to be keen on giving birth naturally, even considering hypnosis to deal with the pain of childbirth without

Prince Charles Princess Diana cartoon illustration 1982

Royal Baby Watch

The royal baby watch is in its final countdown. Journalists and photographers from around the globe are camped out in front of St Marys Hospital in Paddington, West London where the future King or Queen of England will be born.

Prince Charles Princess Diana cartoon illustration 1982

Royal Baby Watch

The royal baby watch is in its final countdown. Journalists and photographers from around the globe are camped out in front of St Marys Hospital in Paddington, West London where the future King or Queen of England will be born.

vintage illustration jantzen swim suit wwii

Rosie The Riveter’s Swimsuit Romance

It was a sweltering summer in 1943 and along with most war-weary Americans, Rosie the Riveter needed a day off. In the heat and stickiness of summer everybody was tired, dog tired, completely fed up with neckties, girdles, time clocks,

vintage illustration jantzen swim suit wwii

Rosie The Riveter’s Swimsuit Romance

It was a sweltering summer in 1943 and along with most war-weary Americans, Rosie the Riveter needed a day off. In the heat and stickiness of summer everybody was tired, dog tired, completely fed up with neckties, girdles, time clocks,