Category Archives: History

Vintage fashions

Memories Coming Out of Mothballs

For some, the sweet perfume of lilacs drifting through open screened windows evoke spring. For me springtime can be conjured up with the toxic smell of mothballs. These past many months as I have been sadly consumed with closing down

Vintage fashions

Memories Coming Out of Mothballs

For some, the sweet perfume of lilacs drifting through open screened windows evoke spring. For me springtime can be conjured up with the toxic smell of mothballs. These past many months as I have been sadly consumed with closing down

Prince Charles Princess Diana cartoon illustration 1982

Royal Baby Watch- It’s A Boy!

The royal baby watch is over. Twitter has exploded with the news that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton has just given birth to a baby boy and Prince George and Princess Charlotte have a new brother. Journalists and photographers

Prince Charles Princess Diana cartoon illustration 1982

Royal Baby Watch- It’s A Boy!

The royal baby watch is over. Twitter has exploded with the news that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton has just given birth to a baby boy and Prince George and Princess Charlotte have a new brother. Journalists and photographers

vintage illustration American freedoms

Guns, Democracy and the American Way

  What you may ask, is more fundamental to the American Way of Life than a gun? Who could argue that gleaming AK 47 automatic rifle is a shining and powerful example of our basic rights which protect the dignity

vintage illustration American freedoms

Guns, Democracy and the American Way

  What you may ask, is more fundamental to the American Way of Life than a gun? Who could argue that gleaming AK 47 automatic rifle is a shining and powerful example of our basic rights which protect the dignity

Matzo Ball Soup

The Passover Plot – Operation: Matzo Ball

It was a post war Passover plot worthy of the Russians; a cold war caper to rival anything Julius and Ethel Rosenberg cooked up. A top-secret stolen – during the Jewish holiday of  Passover nonetheless – riveted my suburban neighborhood

Matzo Ball Soup

The Passover Plot – Operation: Matzo Ball

It was a post war Passover plot worthy of the Russians; a cold war caper to rival anything Julius and Ethel Rosenberg cooked up. A top-secret stolen – during the Jewish holiday of  Passover nonetheless – riveted my suburban neighborhood

vintage ant gun violence ad

Gun Violence R.I.P.

Have we at long last begun the end to senseless gun violence? In July 1969, a full-page ad in the Sunday  N.Y. Times posed a request to the American public: Hold onto this page for 1 year and hope and

vintage ant gun violence ad

Gun Violence R.I.P.

Have we at long last begun the end to senseless gun violence? In July 1969, a full-page ad in the Sunday  N.Y. Times posed a request to the American public: Hold onto this page for 1 year and hope and

Oscar Dreaming in Your Maidenform Bra

I Dreamed I Was Part Of The Me Too Movement In My Maidenform Bra Thanks to the Me Too Movement women have taken the bull by the horn stating loudly that sexual misconduct and abuse is no longer acceptable. The

Oscar Dreaming in Your Maidenform Bra

I Dreamed I Was Part Of The Me Too Movement In My Maidenform Bra Thanks to the Me Too Movement women have taken the bull by the horn stating loudly that sexual misconduct and abuse is no longer acceptable. The

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Cold War Redux

Are we off on the cold war arms race again? As the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew, let the nuclear sabre rattling begin . With Putin boasting about his powerful invincible nuclear weapons and Trump wanting to ramp up

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Cold War Redux

Are we off on the cold war arms race again? As the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew, let the nuclear sabre rattling begin . With Putin boasting about his powerful invincible nuclear weapons and Trump wanting to ramp up

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Never In Good Taste

  Among the collection of vintage advertising we’re likely never to see today can be added this 1950 advertisement for Lifesaver’s Pep o Mint. Thinking nothing wrong in using black face to advertise their candy one even half expects the

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Never In Good Taste

  Among the collection of vintage advertising we’re likely never to see today can be added this 1950 advertisement for Lifesaver’s Pep o Mint. Thinking nothing wrong in using black face to advertise their candy one even half expects the

comic Lyndon Johnson

The Comic Tragedy of LBJ’s Great Society

A Presidents’ Day Memory from the vault. Holy Satire, Batman, Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… it’s a plane….its SuperLBJ! 1966 was a year when comic strip superheroes POP! came to life and real life heroes SOCK! appeared

comic Lyndon Johnson

The Comic Tragedy of LBJ’s Great Society

A Presidents’ Day Memory from the vault. Holy Satire, Batman, Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… it’s a plane….its SuperLBJ! 1966 was a year when comic strip superheroes POP! came to life and real life heroes SOCK! appeared

Military Show Offs Cold War Style

Military Might garishly displayed seems so darn un-American, but in fact it’s rather retro. While we might recoil at the idea of a Soviet style military hardware parade rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, during the Cold War Americans were far from

Military Show Offs Cold War Style

Military Might garishly displayed seems so darn un-American, but in fact it’s rather retro. While we might recoil at the idea of a Soviet style military hardware parade rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, during the Cold War Americans were far from