Category Archives: History

Statue of Libert Crying

America’s Virus

There is a virus in America; a contagion multiplying, embedded so deeply in our nation no amount of soap and water can wash it away. It is causing a stench so foul, no face mask can contain it. In reflection,

Statue of Libert Crying

America’s Virus

There is a virus in America; a contagion multiplying, embedded so deeply in our nation no amount of soap and water can wash it away. It is causing a stench so foul, no face mask can contain it. In reflection,

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

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

Merry Mailman Record

Lost in the Mail

Will the Merry Mailman go the way of the Merry Milkman? Say it ain’t so. The very thought that the once iconic American letter carrier who vowed to deliver our mail through snow or rain or heat or gloom of

Merry Mailman Record

Lost in the Mail

Will the Merry Mailman go the way of the Merry Milkman? Say it ain’t so. The very thought that the once iconic American letter carrier who vowed to deliver our mail through snow or rain or heat or gloom of

All American Supermarket

This morning I stumbled out of bed groggily to get to the 6:30am Senior shopping lalapalooza at my local Stop & Shop supermarket and I hit the jackpot. It was nothing short of being like a contestant on Supermarket Sweep,

All American Supermarket

This morning I stumbled out of bed groggily to get to the 6:30am Senior shopping lalapalooza at my local Stop & Shop supermarket and I hit the jackpot. It was nothing short of being like a contestant on Supermarket Sweep,

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

Who Honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s Memory Best?

When it comes to honoring Dr. King on MLK Day, compare and contrast. While the top Democratic presidential contenders celebrated Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy in a show of unity linking arm and arm with each other and civil rights

Who Honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s Memory Best?

When it comes to honoring Dr. King on MLK Day, compare and contrast. While the top Democratic presidential contenders celebrated Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy in a show of unity linking arm and arm with each other and civil rights

Stalin Revised Photograph

Seeing is Not Believing  -The Dictator and the Doctored Photo

Is the Trump administration taking a well-worn page from Joseph Stalin’s propaganda playbook?   File this disturbing story under “Back in the U.S.S.R.” On Saturday, the day of the 2020 Women’s March , the National Archives, our countries official record

Stalin Revised Photograph

Seeing is Not Believing  -The Dictator and the Doctored Photo

Is the Trump administration taking a well-worn page from Joseph Stalin’s propaganda playbook?   File this disturbing story under “Back in the U.S.S.R.” On Saturday, the day of the 2020 Women’s March , the National Archives, our countries official record

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