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Kitchen Garden All Year Round

Thanks to war-time research and  American know how, growing up in suburban mid-century America  I would be the happy recipient of a veritable bushel basket of sun-kissed, vitamin rich fruits and vegetables. No other country we were told  “has the

vintage woman home freezer

Kitchen Garden All Year Round

Thanks to war-time research and  American know how, growing up in suburban mid-century America  I would be the happy recipient of a veritable bushel basket of sun-kissed, vitamin rich fruits and vegetables. No other country we were told  “has the

Worlds Fair Flintstones Comic

The Flintstones at the Worlds Fair Pt II

  The NY Worlds Fair in 1964/65 attracted a boatload of luminaries, but none more incredible than Fred Flintstone. Traveling all the way from prehistoric Bedrock, Fred and Wilma, Barney and Betty couldn’t wait to see that showcase of mid

Worlds Fair Flintstones Comic

The Flintstones at the Worlds Fair Pt II

  The NY Worlds Fair in 1964/65 attracted a boatload of luminaries, but none more incredible than Fred Flintstone. Traveling all the way from prehistoric Bedrock, Fred and Wilma, Barney and Betty couldn’t wait to see that showcase of mid

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The Flintstones at the NY Worlds Fair

If the NY Worlds Fair of 1939/40 was like stepping into the land of Oz, the 1964/ 65 Worlds Fair was like striding into the future of the Jetsons and stepping back to prehistoric Bedrock. Mid Century Mashup So in

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The Flintstones at the NY Worlds Fair

If the NY Worlds Fair of 1939/40 was like stepping into the land of Oz, the 1964/ 65 Worlds Fair was like striding into the future of the Jetsons and stepping back to prehistoric Bedrock. Mid Century Mashup So in

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Post War Pesticides on Parade

Breathe Easier Mid Century America was the golden age of pesticides and it was love at first sight. Any thoughts about Earth Day and the environment lay far in the future. Thousands of new chemicals were put to use in

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Post War Pesticides on Parade

Breathe Easier Mid Century America was the golden age of pesticides and it was love at first sight. Any thoughts about Earth Day and the environment lay far in the future. Thousands of new chemicals were put to use in

illustration woman decorating

Decorating With DDT

Just as mid-century garden nurseries were busy preparing for spring, filling their shelves with packets of seeds and cans of DDT, so American parents were diligently decorating their baby nurseries with happy-go-lucky wallpaper coated with protective DDT. No April Fools!

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Decorating With DDT

Just as mid-century garden nurseries were busy preparing for spring, filling their shelves with packets of seeds and cans of DDT, so American parents were diligently decorating their baby nurseries with happy-go-lucky wallpaper coated with protective DDT. No April Fools!

1918 Housewife

Crisco and Kosher Kitchen Culture

 Once upon a time to a transfixed nation, trans fats were not the troublesome substance we now view them as but were the very symbol of scientific progress. If the FDA has their way about it, bad-for-you- hydrogenated oils, i.e.

1918 Housewife

Crisco and Kosher Kitchen Culture

 Once upon a time to a transfixed nation, trans fats were not the troublesome substance we now view them as but were the very symbol of scientific progress. If the FDA has their way about it, bad-for-you- hydrogenated oils, i.e.

illustration Robot looking for love

Robot Romance

Do Robots Fall in love The question of whether robots can fall in love has been raised once again by Spiked by  Jonz’s movie “Her” where the lead character falls in love with an operating system named Samantha. But the

illustration Robot looking for love

Robot Romance

Do Robots Fall in love The question of whether robots can fall in love has been raised once again by Spiked by  Jonz’s movie “Her” where the lead character falls in love with an operating system named Samantha. But the

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Retro Tech- Men Who Plan Beyond Tomorrow

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2013 getting under way this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post war

vintage ad Seagrams 46 Communications of Tomorrow

Retro Tech- Men Who Plan Beyond Tomorrow

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2013 getting under way this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post war

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Predictions for 1975

Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. Who can resist pondering what great scientific discoveries and technological wonders the future will hold.

vintage illustation future cars

Predictions for 1975

Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. Who can resist pondering what great scientific discoveries and technological wonders the future will hold.

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New Years Eve and Television

Long before Dick Clark rocked in the New Year from Times Square , New Years Eve belonged to Guy Lombardo. For one night the Canadian bandleader and his Royal Canadian Orchestra ruled television. A childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied,

vintage photo peple watching TV New years Eve

New Years Eve and Television

Long before Dick Clark rocked in the New Year from Times Square , New Years Eve belonged to Guy Lombardo. For one night the Canadian bandleader and his Royal Canadian Orchestra ruled television. A childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied,