Monthly Archives: January 2014

WWII food Nutrition war plant

Velveeta for Victory in WWII

The cheesepocalypse is upon us and we are approaching ground zero! Shell shocked Americans are going through a meltdown over the shortage of velveeta endangering the very lifeblood of their Superbowl nachos. Jonesing for their liquid gold, it’s all out

WWII food Nutrition war plant

Velveeta for Victory in WWII

The cheesepocalypse is upon us and we are approaching ground zero! Shell shocked Americans are going through a meltdown over the shortage of velveeta endangering the very lifeblood of their Superbowl nachos. Jonesing for their liquid gold, it’s all out

vintage illustration secretary 1952

Republican’s and the Retro Working Girl

Calling gender pay gap an embarrassment in 2014, President Obama said in his State of the Union address that ” it’s time to end workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode.” The Republican’s agenda would drag women back

vintage illustration secretary 1952

Republican’s and the Retro Working Girl

Calling gender pay gap an embarrassment in 2014, President Obama said in his State of the Union address that ” it’s time to end workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode.” The Republican’s agenda would drag women back

vintage illustration couple smoking cigarettes

Smoking and Pregnant – Just What the Doctor Ordered PtII

  1954 was a good year for smokers and an even better one for the big tobacco companies. For a baby in utero…not so much. After the previous years blistering reports on the dangers of cigarettes,  1954 new years resolutions

vintage illustration couple smoking cigarettes

Smoking and Pregnant – Just What the Doctor Ordered PtII

  1954 was a good year for smokers and an even better one for the big tobacco companies. For a baby in utero…not so much. After the previous years blistering reports on the dangers of cigarettes,  1954 new years resolutions

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Smoking- Just What the Doctor Ordered

In mid-century America more doctors may have smoked camels, but pregnant women preferred Philip Morris. At least as far as my own baby-bound mother was concerned. In 1954  it would be a good tens years before the Surgeon General’s landmark

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Smoking- Just What the Doctor Ordered

In mid-century America more doctors may have smoked camels, but pregnant women preferred Philip Morris. At least as far as my own baby-bound mother was concerned. In 1954  it would be a good tens years before the Surgeon General’s landmark

vintage illustration WWII soldier kissing 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 kissing 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 1944 girl and soldier embracing

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 illustration 1944 girl and soldier embracing

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

school girl with retro 3D glasses

History in 3D

A Front Row Seat to History Long before we slipped on our anaglyph glasses to watch 3D TV or to simply view the cover illustration of this weeks New York Times Book Review, Monsanto predicted a  three-dimensional future for the

school girl with retro 3D glasses

History in 3D

A Front Row Seat to History Long before we slipped on our anaglyph glasses to watch 3D TV or to simply view the cover illustration of this weeks New York Times Book Review, Monsanto predicted a  three-dimensional future for the

vintage illustration car phone 1040s

Your Doctor is Just a Phone Call Away

A Thing of the Past Today when it is unthinkable to go anywhere without your smartphone in hand, it’s hard to imagine the excitement and wonderment  generated by this post war ad that hinted at  the future possibility of a

vintage illustration car phone 1040s

Your Doctor is Just a Phone Call Away

A Thing of the Past Today when it is unthinkable to go anywhere without your smartphone in hand, it’s hard to imagine the excitement and wonderment  generated by this post war ad that hinted at  the future possibility of a

vintage illustration familly meal

Viva Velveeta – Dependable Dishes for the Depression

Though some might wish for Velveeta to be vanquished permanently from the culinary landscape, to others venerable Velveeta has earned a place of honor in the America kitchen. Like Faith Channing. For over 80 years Velveeta has been a vital

vintage illustration familly meal

Viva Velveeta – Dependable Dishes for the Depression

Though some might wish for Velveeta to be vanquished permanently from the culinary landscape, to others venerable Velveeta has earned a place of honor in the America kitchen. Like Faith Channing. For over 80 years Velveeta has been a vital

Velveeta picture

Viva Velveeta

The Case of the Vanishing Velveeta Americans beware; your nachos are in danger! Last week Kraft issued a statement that some parts of the East Coast were experiencing a shortage of Velveeta. Now it seems Kraft has confirmed the cheesepocalypse

Velveeta picture

Viva Velveeta

The Case of the Vanishing Velveeta Americans beware; your nachos are in danger! Last week Kraft issued a statement that some parts of the East Coast were experiencing a shortage of Velveeta. Now it seems Kraft has confirmed the cheesepocalypse