Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Years Eve celebration 1945

Happy New Year!

Wishing my readers a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year. With gratitude and many thanks for your continual support and interest. Sally   Advertisements

New Years Eve celebration 1945

Happy New Year!

Wishing my readers a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year. With gratitude and many thanks for your continual support and interest. Sally  

vintage photo peple watching TV New years Eve

New Years Eve and Television

Long before Dick Clark rocked in the New Year from Times Square , New Years Eve belonged to Guy Lombardo. For one night the Canadian bandleader and his Royal Canadian Orchestra ruled television. A childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied,

vintage photo peple watching TV New years Eve

New Years Eve and Television

Long before Dick Clark rocked in the New Year from Times Square , New Years Eve belonged to Guy Lombardo. For one night the Canadian bandleader and his Royal Canadian Orchestra ruled television. A childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied,

illustration WWII family at Xmas

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

For most American servicemen and women serving in the military overseas their holiday wish is simple: to be home for Christmas. Soldiers sacrifice much for the sake of others, not the least of which is being able to spend the 

illustration WWII family at Xmas

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

For most American servicemen and women serving in the military overseas their holiday wish is simple: to be home for Christmas. Soldiers sacrifice much for the sake of others, not the least of which is being able to spend the 

illustration Santa Claus WWII propaganda

Santa Takes Sides

A patriotic Santa comes to the aid of the Allies in this WWII Christmas advertisement for Interwoven Socks . In 1943 while FDR, and Churchill conferred in Casablanca, apparently Uncle Sam was having a hush-hush tete a tete with Santa

illustration Santa Claus WWII propaganda

Santa Takes Sides

A patriotic Santa comes to the aid of the Allies in this WWII Christmas advertisement for Interwoven Socks . In 1943 while FDR, and Churchill conferred in Casablanca, apparently Uncle Sam was having a hush-hush tete a tete with Santa

illustration Santa smoking

Santa’s Heart Healthy Holiday… Ho Ho Ho

  With his overweight girth, penchant for candy, coffee and cigarettes, it’s a Christmas miracle that twinkly-eyed Santa is still around to make his Christmas deliveries. One only hopes there’s a Cardiac Care unit in the North Pole. To believe

illustration Santa smoking

Santa’s Heart Healthy Holiday… Ho Ho Ho

  With his overweight girth, penchant for candy, coffee and cigarettes, it’s a Christmas miracle that twinkly-eyed Santa is still around to make his Christmas deliveries. One only hopes there’s a Cardiac Care unit in the North Pole. To believe

illustration Santa Claus Coke

Santa Claus and Coke.

Santa Claus has become as standardized as a Big Mac. Which makes perfect sense since it was Coca Cola who helped sell that singular iconic image. For decades Coca Cola has not only  perpetuated the American Dream with its color

illustration Santa Claus Coke

Santa Claus and Coke.

Santa Claus has become as standardized as a Big Mac. Which makes perfect sense since it was Coca Cola who helped sell that singular iconic image. For decades Coca Cola has not only  perpetuated the American Dream with its color

1950s Santa with kids on lap

Dreaming of a White Christmas

50 Shades of Santa The great debate recently about the color of Santa makes me wonder- if that all time Christmas classic  “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas” could be written by a Irving Berlin, a Jew, who’s to say

1950s Santa with kids on lap

Dreaming of a White Christmas

50 Shades of Santa The great debate recently about the color of Santa makes me wonder- if that all time Christmas classic  “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas” could be written by a Irving Berlin, a Jew, who’s to say

cricso ad 1948 housewife can crisco

Transformative Power of Trans Fats

Heartwarming Memories Tis the season for trans fats….tra la la la la! What better time of year to don your apron, and get busy in your kitchen, baking heartwarming holiday treats to fill your home  and heart with the comforting

cricso ad 1948 housewife can crisco

Transformative Power of Trans Fats

Heartwarming Memories Tis the season for trans fats….tra la la la la! What better time of year to don your apron, and get busy in your kitchen, baking heartwarming holiday treats to fill your home  and heart with the comforting

Xmas Catalog 1959

Mail Order Madness…Gifts and Guns Galore

Christmas catalogs have long been a cherished  staple in the American home. Just like today, the mid-century housewife flipped through the pages of her favorite catalogue  and enjoyed the ease of shopping the telephone way with  a whole department store

Xmas Catalog 1959

Mail Order Madness…Gifts and Guns Galore

Christmas catalogs have long been a cherished  staple in the American home. Just like today, the mid-century housewife flipped through the pages of her favorite catalogue  and enjoyed the ease of shopping the telephone way with  a whole department store

vintage illustration classroom

Guns, Grief and Children

Guns, grief and children should never be linked. Its time to stop the meaningless madness of school shootings and take meaningful action about gun culture in America. Remembering the innocent lives lost at the all too many tragic school shootings.

vintage illustration classroom

Guns, Grief and Children

Guns, grief and children should never be linked. Its time to stop the meaningless madness of school shootings and take meaningful action about gun culture in America. Remembering the innocent lives lost at the all too many tragic school shootings.