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Vintage illustration Thanksgiving at home

A Perfectly Happy Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving table is as laden with myths as it is with stuffing and pumpkin pie. Immortalized in countless mid-century illustrations done by some of the country’s most esteemed illustrators, these indelible images have served up a mouth-watering,  idealized version

Vintage illustration Thanksgiving at home

A Perfectly Happy Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving table is as laden with myths as it is with stuffing and pumpkin pie. Immortalized in countless mid-century illustrations done by some of the country’s most esteemed illustrators, these indelible images have served up a mouth-watering,  idealized version

illustration man and boy in underwear Thanksgivng

I Dreamed I Was a Pilgim in My Carter Briefs

  I Dreamed I was a Pilgim in my Carter Briefs. With equal portions of sheer silliness and questionable taste, this ad serves up a heaping helping of Thanksgiving cheer. Nothing comes between them and their turkey but a pair

illustration man and boy in underwear Thanksgivng

I Dreamed I Was a Pilgim in My Carter Briefs

  I Dreamed I was a Pilgim in my Carter Briefs. With equal portions of sheer silliness and questionable taste, this ad serves up a heaping helping of Thanksgiving cheer. Nothing comes between them and their turkey but a pair

Vintage ad pilgrim and Indian dining

Thanksgiving- A Heap Big Serving of Historical Inaccuracies

Was the first Thanksgiving truly a pow-wow worthy feast? Most of us associate the holiday with happy pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. It did happen once. It would be good to say this friendship lasted a

Vintage ad pilgrim and Indian dining

Thanksgiving- A Heap Big Serving of Historical Inaccuracies

Was the first Thanksgiving truly a pow-wow worthy feast? Most of us associate the holiday with happy pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. It did happen once. It would be good to say this friendship lasted a

Fake News Fake Democracy

  If democracy dies in darkness, it should be no surprise that the Trump administration continues to dim the lights borne of truth. In a shady White House illuminated by the sinister glow of deception and lies, it is rich

Fake News Fake Democracy

  If democracy dies in darkness, it should be no surprise that the Trump administration continues to dim the lights borne of truth. In a shady White House illuminated by the sinister glow of deception and lies, it is rich

Vintage baby photo 1920s

Betty -a Bastille Day Jazz Age Baby

  In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age

Vintage baby photo 1920s

Betty -a Bastille Day Jazz Age Baby

  In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age

Mad Magazine 1971

A World Without Mad

What Me Worry? I am MAD. After 67 years MAD Magazine will cease publishing this fall. It will no longer be found on newsstands but sold via subscription. There will be no new material, just “best of content” and end

Mad Magazine 1971

A World Without Mad

What Me Worry? I am MAD. After 67 years MAD Magazine will cease publishing this fall. It will no longer be found on newsstands but sold via subscription. There will be no new material, just “best of content” and end

Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans Queen

Gloria Vanderbilt -Blue Jeans Fit For the Masses

Gloria Vanderbilt,  the socialite to the manor born, promised to give the 99%  “the million dollar look.” Imagine, dressing like a Vanderbilt! Once upon a time, but not that long ago, a regular gal could be dressed head to toe

Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans Queen

Gloria Vanderbilt -Blue Jeans Fit For the Masses

Gloria Vanderbilt,  the socialite to the manor born, promised to give the 99%  “the million dollar look.” Imagine, dressing like a Vanderbilt! Once upon a time, but not that long ago, a regular gal could be dressed head to toe

Vintage woman in Beauty Parlor Vintage Mothers Day Card

Beauty Parlor Memories for Mothers Day

A Mothers Day without my own beloved mother means it’s a day of beloved mother memories. When I was a pre-schooler, I shadowed my mid-century mother everywhere she went. I was her Baba Looey to her Quick Draw McGraw, Boo

Vintage woman in Beauty Parlor Vintage Mothers Day Card

Beauty Parlor Memories for Mothers Day

A Mothers Day without my own beloved mother means it’s a day of beloved mother memories. When I was a pre-schooler, I shadowed my mid-century mother everywhere she went. I was her Baba Looey to her Quick Draw McGraw, Boo

Kate Smiths America

Kate Smith’s America

It was the 1930’s. While a rotund and darn proud of it Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in our throats, and  our antiseptic kitchens were tastefully adorned with ceramic mammy and pappy

Kate Smiths America

Kate Smith’s America

It was the 1930’s. While a rotund and darn proud of it Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in our throats, and  our antiseptic kitchens were tastefully adorned with ceramic mammy and pappy