Category Archives: History

Make Believe Voters

  A page torn from a vintage Civics pamphlet for children distributed by the Democratic party in 1958 confirms Trump’s dubious claim of voters donning multiple disguises to cast multiple votes. Devious Democrats learn deception early as this guide to

Make Believe Voters

  A page torn from a vintage Civics pamphlet for children distributed by the Democratic party in 1958 confirms Trump’s dubious claim of voters donning multiple disguises to cast multiple votes. Devious Democrats learn deception early as this guide to

WWI How Jewish Immigrants Helped the War Effort

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his hyphenated American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

WWI How Jewish Immigrants Helped the War Effort

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his hyphenated American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

WWII soldiers

WWI Remembering the Others That Served

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his “hyphenated” American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. While we celebrate the centennial of Armistice Day, the shadow of

WWII soldiers

WWI Remembering the Others That Served

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his “hyphenated” American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. While we celebrate the centennial of Armistice Day, the shadow of

This is What Democracy Looks Like

  This is what democracy looks like. This is what America looks like. Today there is a blue wave and I am tickled pink. Today we witnessed a pink wave and I am no longer blue. Color me happy. For

This is What Democracy Looks Like

  This is what democracy looks like. This is what America looks like. Today there is a blue wave and I am tickled pink. Today we witnessed a pink wave and I am no longer blue. Color me happy. For

Vintage Illustration Voters

Every Vote Counts

You cannot value too highly your right to vote. It is the American Way. In the midst of the cold war, Metropolitan  Life Insurance  ran an ad encouraging Americans to embrace their  God-given American right to vote, a privilege not

Vintage Illustration Voters

Every Vote Counts

You cannot value too highly your right to vote. It is the American Way. In the midst of the cold war, Metropolitan  Life Insurance  ran an ad encouraging Americans to embrace their  God-given American right to vote, a privilege not

Don’t Doodle With Our Constitution

Donald, there are more colors in your Crayola Box than the white crayon you insist on always coloring with. The Constitution was meant to be colored using all the colors in the box. And while you’re at it, Mr. Trump,

Don’t Doodle With Our Constitution

Donald, there are more colors in your Crayola Box than the white crayon you insist on always coloring with. The Constitution was meant to be colored using all the colors in the box. And while you’re at it, Mr. Trump,

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Haunted By The Ghosts of Anti-Semitism

Just in time for Halloween the frightening ghosts and goblins of anti-Semitism past have arisen from their slumber. This virulent strain of hate never really disappeared, merely reawakened. And it is deadly. I am scared. I am haunted. I am

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Haunted By The Ghosts of Anti-Semitism

Just in time for Halloween the frightening ghosts and goblins of anti-Semitism past have arisen from their slumber. This virulent strain of hate never really disappeared, merely reawakened. And it is deadly. I am scared. I am haunted. I am

yarzeit memorial candle

Mourning in America

Hate has taken root in America. One need only look at the events of this past week. Emboldened by Trump, our Inciter-in-Chief, the haters are stepping boldly from the shadows. Our president is a cancer and Trumpism has metastasized. In

yarzeit memorial candle

Mourning in America

Hate has taken root in America. One need only look at the events of this past week. Emboldened by Trump, our Inciter-in-Chief, the haters are stepping boldly from the shadows. Our president is a cancer and Trumpism has metastasized. In

Women Wowing Washington

The Beltway Beauties featured in this 1960 election season fashion spread would likely please many of today’s retro Republicans who might be happier returning to a time when women in Washington knew their place – contained safely on the pages

Women Wowing Washington

The Beltway Beauties featured in this 1960 election season fashion spread would likely please many of today’s retro Republicans who might be happier returning to a time when women in Washington knew their place – contained safely on the pages

Consumed With the Past

For nearly a year, I have been on an archeological dig of mid-century middle-class domesticity. The study was done in a post-war suburban setting; the dig was my parent’s home of six decades. After examining, dating, cataloging, and yes, crying,

Consumed With the Past

For nearly a year, I have been on an archeological dig of mid-century middle-class domesticity. The study was done in a post-war suburban setting; the dig was my parent’s home of six decades. After examining, dating, cataloging, and yes, crying,