Category Archives: Consumers

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,

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

A New Decade, Same Xenophobia-1920 Palmer Raids

A century ago a new decade was about to dawn on New Years’ Eve 1920. As tipsy Americans toasted one another with their last legal bottle of Champagne before Prohibition would go into effect at the stroke of midnight, Attorney

A New Decade, Same Xenophobia-1920 Palmer Raids

A century ago a new decade was about to dawn on New Years’ Eve 1920. As tipsy Americans toasted one another with their last legal bottle of Champagne before Prohibition would go into effect at the stroke of midnight, Attorney

New Years Eve Vintage

Happy New Decade!

As we move into a new decade, let us hope it is one filled with peace, hope, growth, and love. And as we say goodbye to 2019 let us leave behind the divisiveness and hate that has plagued us this

New Years Eve Vintage

Happy New Decade!

As we move into a new decade, let us hope it is one filled with peace, hope, growth, and love. And as we say goodbye to 2019 let us leave behind the divisiveness and hate that has plagued us this

Christmas Gifts and Guns

It’s hard to imagine today when mass shootings are a regular occurrence and cries for gun control, are going unheard, it was once so simple and easy to order a gun in the mail. Christmas catalogs have long been a

Christmas Gifts and Guns

It’s hard to imagine today when mass shootings are a regular occurrence and cries for gun control, are going unheard, it was once so simple and easy to order a gun in the mail. Christmas catalogs have long been a

All I Want For Hanukkah is a Christmas Tree

As Hanukkah approaches, I share a little secret. Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbor’s wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbor’s holiday. Holiday cheer

All I Want For Hanukkah is a Christmas Tree

As Hanukkah approaches, I share a little secret. Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbor’s wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbor’s holiday. Holiday cheer

Lesbians kissing on Hallmark Commerial and romance comic book

When a Kiss is More Than A Kiss – Hallmark

Sometimes a kiss is not just a kiss. It’s a firestorm. For way too long heterosexual love has been the very hallmark of love and marriage. The Hallmark channel takes this very literally. The channel known for serving up a

Lesbians kissing on Hallmark Commerial and romance comic book

When a Kiss is More Than A Kiss – Hallmark

Sometimes a kiss is not just a kiss. It’s a firestorm. For way too long heterosexual love has been the very hallmark of love and marriage. The Hallmark channel takes this very literally. The channel known for serving up a