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American Casualties of COVID

This Memorial Day is unlike any we have experienced in our lifetime. For one group of Americans, this Memorial Day means temporarily giving up cherished holiday rituals. For them there will be no beaches, back yard barbecues, or blockbuster movies.

American Casualties of COVID

This Memorial Day is unlike any we have experienced in our lifetime. For one group of Americans, this Memorial Day means temporarily giving up cherished holiday rituals. For them there will be no beaches, back yard barbecues, or blockbuster movies.

Vintage 1923 illustration crowds health message

Crowds Breed Contagions – Lessons From 1918

Social distancing seems to be a distant thought to some people. The epidemic of crowds gathering has multiplied from sea to shining sea as photos of people defying social distancing have gone viral. Mob filled restaurants on Mothers Day in

Vintage 1923 illustration crowds health message

Crowds Breed Contagions – Lessons From 1918

Social distancing seems to be a distant thought to some people. The epidemic of crowds gathering has multiplied from sea to shining sea as photos of people defying social distancing have gone viral. Mob filled restaurants on Mothers Day in

Lysol ad 1918 Spanish Flu

Lysol and the Spanish Flu of 1918

Curious to see if Lysol weighed in on another epidemic, I came across this ad. Lysol did factor in another epidemic- the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic running a series of ads.  The disinfectant was endorsed by the Board of Health

Lysol ad 1918 Spanish Flu

Lysol and the Spanish Flu of 1918

Curious to see if Lysol weighed in on another epidemic, I came across this ad. Lysol did factor in another epidemic- the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic running a series of ads.  The disinfectant was endorsed by the Board of Health

Lysol M’Lady’s Personal Disinfectant

Given Lysol’s history, it’s ironic that Lysol was first out of the gate with a strong warning against following our toxic president’s suggestions of using their product for internal disinfection against the coronavirus. Once upon a time, Lysol actually advertised

Lysol M’Lady’s Personal Disinfectant

Given Lysol’s history, it’s ironic that Lysol was first out of the gate with a strong warning against following our toxic president’s suggestions of using their product for internal disinfection against the coronavirus. Once upon a time, Lysol actually advertised

Vintage ad Campbells Soup 1948

How Supermarkets Changed Us Pt II

If supermarkets are a showcase for the American way of life, the profusion of colorful packages and containers are the glitzy showgirls winking, shouting, and seducing us to select only them.  Each shopper free to choose from an array of

Vintage ad Campbells Soup 1948

How Supermarkets Changed Us Pt II

If supermarkets are a showcase for the American way of life, the profusion of colorful packages and containers are the glitzy showgirls winking, shouting, and seducing us to select only them.  Each shopper free to choose from an array of

How Supermarkets Changed Us

  “Now That You’re Gone Never known such unhappiness Never thought it would be like this What will I do now that you’re gone?”   Like so many long term relationships, we took supermarkets for granted. It was bound to

How Supermarkets Changed Us

  “Now That You’re Gone Never known such unhappiness Never thought it would be like this What will I do now that you’re gone?”   Like so many long term relationships, we took supermarkets for granted. It was bound to

WWII Sacrifices Housewife

Learning to Sacrifice- It’s The American Way

Share and Play Square Ok, Millennial. Overheard while waiting on an endless line at a picked-over, bare to the bones Cosco ( paper products, fuhgeddaboutit) One millennial to another: “ I’d rather die than be quarantined!” Really?!?! That comment did

WWII Sacrifices Housewife

Learning to Sacrifice- It’s The American Way

Share and Play Square Ok, Millennial. Overheard while waiting on an endless line at a picked-over, bare to the bones Cosco ( paper products, fuhgeddaboutit) One millennial to another: “ I’d rather die than be quarantined!” Really?!?! That comment did

vintage ad Seagrams 46 Communications of Tomorrow

Yesterday’s Tomorrows Today

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2020 getting underway this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post-war years. As

vintage ad Seagrams 46 Communications of Tomorrow

Yesterday’s Tomorrows Today

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2020 getting underway this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post-war years. As

Vintage Illustration WWII Xmas

A Merry Christmas to Those Who Serve

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

Vintage Illustration WWII Xmas

A Merry Christmas to Those Who Serve

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

Christmas Gifts and Guns

It’s hard to imagine today when mass shootings are a regular occurrence and cries for gun control, are going unheard, it was once so simple and easy to order a gun in the mail. Christmas catalogs have long been a

Christmas Gifts and Guns

It’s hard to imagine today when mass shootings are a regular occurrence and cries for gun control, are going unheard, it was once so simple and easy to order a gun in the mail. Christmas catalogs have long been a