Category Archives: History

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

back seat drivers

Women Take a Back Seat Again

  In the retro world of Republicans,  women still take a back seat when it comes to controlling their own bodies and their health, and as in this 1934 car advertisement, without any safety precautions it’s a dangerous ride indeed.

back seat drivers

Women Take a Back Seat Again

  In the retro world of Republicans,  women still take a back seat when it comes to controlling their own bodies and their health, and as in this 1934 car advertisement, without any safety precautions it’s a dangerous ride indeed.

Kellyanne Conway’s Cold War Collection of Kitchen Spyware

From the Kellyanne Conway Cold War Kitchen Collection of spyware just right for around the house and around the clock surveillance. Perfect for that mid-century miss intent on keeping her eyes peeled for a Ruskie spy posing as the milkman.

Kellyanne Conway’s Cold War Collection of Kitchen Spyware

From the Kellyanne Conway Cold War Kitchen Collection of spyware just right for around the house and around the clock surveillance. Perfect for that mid-century miss intent on keeping her eyes peeled for a Ruskie spy posing as the milkman.

MAD Magazine Nixon

Is Donald Trump Today’s Richard Nixon?

Lies and Deceit -A Country Out of Order Has it begun to feel the country has gone completely Mad? Or is it deja vu all over again. The ceaseless onslaught of breaking news, scandals and denials making our heads spin.

MAD Magazine Nixon

Is Donald Trump Today’s Richard Nixon?

Lies and Deceit -A Country Out of Order Has it begun to feel the country has gone completely Mad? Or is it deja vu all over again. The ceaseless onslaught of breaking news, scandals and denials making our heads spin.

Slaves Were Happy Immigrants

Slaves as happy immigrants? In the Trump American Dream world of Alternative Facts, this one’s a doozy. In this land of dreams and opportunity the only dreaming going on is from sleepy-eyed Dr Ben Carson who just characterized slaves as

Slaves Were Happy Immigrants

Slaves as happy immigrants? In the Trump American Dream world of Alternative Facts, this one’s a doozy. In this land of dreams and opportunity the only dreaming going on is from sleepy-eyed Dr Ben Carson who just characterized slaves as

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Nuclear Ambitions

Well, we’re off to the arms races again as the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew. Donald Trump wants to ramp up America’s nuclear arsenal. Fearing we’ve fallen behind, he boasts  he wanted to make the U.S. the top of

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Nuclear Ambitions

Well, we’re off to the arms races again as the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew. Donald Trump wants to ramp up America’s nuclear arsenal. Fearing we’ve fallen behind, he boasts  he wanted to make the U.S. the top of

She Persisted

    She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, She persisted. Silencing Elizabeth Warren will never work. We don’t silence women who persist. We celebrate them!

She Persisted

    She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, She persisted. Silencing Elizabeth Warren will never work. We don’t silence women who persist. We celebrate them!

anti immigrationpoluical cartoon

Closed Borders or Open Hearts

American history loves to celebrate our role as a land of asylum, humanity and opportunity for people across the globe. It’s a pillar of our cherished self-image as exceptional among nations. It’s the American Way. Whenever tragedy has struck Americans

anti immigrationpoluical cartoon

Closed Borders or Open Hearts

American history loves to celebrate our role as a land of asylum, humanity and opportunity for people across the globe. It’s a pillar of our cherished self-image as exceptional among nations. It’s the American Way. Whenever tragedy has struck Americans

Unwanted Refugee Children Then and Now

I Married a Refugee

I married a refugee who as a little boy was perceived as a threat to Cold War America and not as a survivor of the Holocaust. While my childhood was a sugar frosted world of frost-free fun living out the

Unwanted Refugee Children Then and Now

I Married a Refugee

I married a refugee who as a little boy was perceived as a threat to Cold War America and not as a survivor of the Holocaust. While my childhood was a sugar frosted world of frost-free fun living out the

Women March On Washington

Americans and citizens around the world  are marching tomorrow to challenge Trump’s administration. We are here and we are watching. One day after Donald Trumps  inauguration, the  Women’s March on Washington will bring hundreds of thousands to the capital to

Women March On Washington

Americans and citizens around the world  are marching tomorrow to challenge Trump’s administration. We are here and we are watching. One day after Donald Trumps  inauguration, the  Women’s March on Washington will bring hundreds of thousands to the capital to