Monthly Archives: April 2014

cartoon Flinstones Worlds fair 64

The Flintstones at the NY Worlds Fair

If the NY Worlds Fair of 1939/40 was like stepping into the land of Oz, the 1964/ 65 Worlds Fair was like striding into the future of the Jetsons and stepping back to prehistoric Bedrock. Mid Century Mashup So in

cartoon Flinstones Worlds fair 64

The Flintstones at the NY Worlds Fair

If the NY Worlds Fair of 1939/40 was like stepping into the land of Oz, the 1964/ 65 Worlds Fair was like striding into the future of the Jetsons and stepping back to prehistoric Bedrock. Mid Century Mashup So in

vintage illustration secretary

Salute to Secretary’s Day

    Who can forget the halcyon days when Administrative Professional Day was called National Secretary’s Day ? When a working woman was a working girl. Lovingly called “the girl” by her boss whether a secretary, receptionist or file clerk,

vintage illustration secretary

Salute to Secretary’s Day

    Who can forget the halcyon days when Administrative Professional Day was called National Secretary’s Day ? When a working woman was a working girl. Lovingly called “the girl” by her boss whether a secretary, receptionist or file clerk,

man smoking cigarettes gardening

Post War Pesticides on Parade

Breathe Easier Mid Century America was the golden age of pesticides and it was love at first sight. Any thoughts about Earth Day and the environment lay far in the future. Thousands of new chemicals were put to use in

man smoking cigarettes gardening

Post War Pesticides on Parade

Breathe Easier Mid Century America was the golden age of pesticides and it was love at first sight. Any thoughts about Earth Day and the environment lay far in the future. Thousands of new chemicals were put to use in

vintage illustration factory workers Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Chocolate Easter Bunnies

For some, Easter is all about the candy Candy manufacturers have all hopped on the Easter candy bandwagon by painting some pastel colors on their usual year round candy. From Reese’s Pieces Pastel Easter Egg Candy or Whopper’s Robin Eggs,

vintage illustration factory workers Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Chocolate Easter Bunnies

For some, Easter is all about the candy Candy manufacturers have all hopped on the Easter candy bandwagon by painting some pastel colors on their usual year round candy. From Reese’s Pieces Pastel Easter Egg Candy or Whopper’s Robin Eggs,

vintage photo husband wife sexist

Gender Pay Gap Benefits

Republican activist Phyllis Schlafly has some advise for all the single ladies out there. Quit yer whining about the gender pay gap! All you husband hunting gals listen up – accepting a lower paycheck is a small price to pay

vintage photo husband wife sexist

Gender Pay Gap Benefits

Republican activist Phyllis Schlafly has some advise for all the single ladies out there. Quit yer whining about the gender pay gap! All you husband hunting gals listen up – accepting a lower paycheck is a small price to pay

vintage liptons soup mix package

Passover Tears

Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed at the development of

vintage liptons soup mix package

Passover Tears

Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed at the development of

illustration man in hat

Then and Now: Mad Men World of 1969

As Mad Men finishes its bumpy ride through the tumultuous decade of the 1960s it makes an anything but a soft landing in 1969, splashing down in laid back do your own thing California. Riding the wave of advertising’s creative

illustration man in hat

Then and Now: Mad Men World of 1969

As Mad Men finishes its bumpy ride through the tumultuous decade of the 1960s it makes an anything but a soft landing in 1969, splashing down in laid back do your own thing California. Riding the wave of advertising’s creative

vintage illustration secretary

You’ve Come a Long Way Peggy Olson

We have watched with pride as Mad Men’s Peggy Olson has risen from the ranks of treading water in the secretarial pool to swimming with the big fishes on Madison Avenue. As the Mad Men at Sterling Cooper & Partners

vintage illustration secretary

You’ve Come a Long Way Peggy Olson

We have watched with pride as Mad Men’s Peggy Olson has risen from the ranks of treading water in the secretarial pool to swimming with the big fishes on Madison Avenue. As the Mad Men at Sterling Cooper & Partners

vintage illustration chinese chef

The Occidental Oriental

My Mom was one smart cookie…fortune cookie that is. When my mid-century Mom wanted to go exotic..she’d go Oriental and thanks to Chun King canned chow mein it was cantoneasy ! Like many mid-century housewives, when she wanted to add

vintage illustration chinese chef

The Occidental Oriental

My Mom was one smart cookie…fortune cookie that is. When my mid-century Mom wanted to go exotic..she’d go Oriental and thanks to Chun King canned chow mein it was cantoneasy ! Like many mid-century housewives, when she wanted to add

Vintage School Book "Learning Numbers " 1952

Learning to Count – Equal Pay Day

While learning how to count in elementary school …we also learned who counted. Instructions in arithmetic, the school books informed the reader, were geared “to help the pupil appreciate the ways in which numbers function in the activities of daily

Vintage School Book "Learning Numbers " 1952

Learning to Count – Equal Pay Day

While learning how to count in elementary school …we also learned who counted. Instructions in arithmetic, the school books informed the reader, were geared “to help the pupil appreciate the ways in which numbers function in the activities of daily