Category Archives: Environment

vintage illustration 1950s family gardening

Fractured Fairy Tales for Earth Day

Post War Pesticides on Parade 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

vintage illustration 1950s family gardening

Fractured Fairy Tales for Earth Day

Post War Pesticides on Parade 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

vintage ads Hollywood celebrity endorsements

The Oscar for the Best Vintage Celebrity Endorsement

Hollywood and Madison Avenue were a marriage made in commerce heaven. Nothing sells like celebrity, so in honor of “Oscar” a sampling of some former Academy Award  winners and their winning endorsements. The Oscar for the Best Celebrity Endorsement goes

vintage ads Hollywood celebrity endorsements

The Oscar for the Best Vintage Celebrity Endorsement

Hollywood and Madison Avenue were a marriage made in commerce heaven. Nothing sells like celebrity, so in honor of “Oscar” a sampling of some former Academy Award  winners and their winning endorsements. The Oscar for the Best Celebrity Endorsement goes

vintage illustration fall foliagee

Vintage Fall Follies-Fallout Pt II

    The blaze of fall color took on a different meaning, the autumn of 1959. Many neighbors did not only burn autumn leaves but their trash as well, giving new meaning to fall cleanup. Burn Baby Burn There was

vintage illustration fall foliagee

Vintage Fall Follies-Fallout Pt II

    The blaze of fall color took on a different meaning, the autumn of 1959. Many neighbors did not only burn autumn leaves but their trash as well, giving new meaning to fall cleanup. Burn Baby Burn There was

Vintage family Playing in Leaves

Vintage Fall Follies

Burning Leaves- Hokey Smokey! The smell of burning leaves is forever seared in my mind. As memorable as the blazing orange and red colors of the fall leaves of my childhood were , it was the vibrant warmth of the

Vintage family Playing in Leaves

Vintage Fall Follies

Burning Leaves- Hokey Smokey! The smell of burning leaves is forever seared in my mind. As memorable as the blazing orange and red colors of the fall leaves of my childhood were , it was the vibrant warmth of the

1960s housewife laundry

Plugged into the American Dream

  In 1956 happy homemaker Helen Watson didn’t give a hoot about leaving carbon footprints; in fact if one were pointed out to her she’d most likely plug-in her powerful Electrolux vacuum and sweep it all away. Was she concerned

1960s housewife laundry

Plugged into the American Dream

  In 1956 happy homemaker Helen Watson didn’t give a hoot about leaving carbon footprints; in fact if one were pointed out to her she’d most likely plug-in her powerful Electrolux vacuum and sweep it all away. Was she concerned

vintage illustration of sick earth

Our Planet is Under the Weather

Despite all the climate change deniers, Mother Earth is severely under the weather. Due to decades of addiction, the earth is battling a life threatening case of acute fossil fuel toxicity. Left untreated, addiction to fossil fuels is often fatal.

vintage illustration of sick earth

Our Planet is Under the Weather

Despite all the climate change deniers, Mother Earth is severely under the weather. Due to decades of addiction, the earth is battling a life threatening case of acute fossil fuel toxicity. Left untreated, addiction to fossil fuels is often fatal.

Nevada Test Site Postcard

Nuclear Family Vacation in the Nuclear Age

  Vacationing was a real blast in the Atomic Age! For a merry-go-round of real nuclear family fun, no trip out west was truly complete without a visit to the Nevada Test Site for a bird’s-eye view of a genuine

Nevada Test Site Postcard

Nuclear Family Vacation in the Nuclear Age

  Vacationing was a real blast in the Atomic Age! For a merry-go-round of real nuclear family fun, no trip out west was truly complete without a visit to the Nevada Test Site for a bird’s-eye view of a genuine

vintage illustration Victory garden

Victory Gardens in WWII

  In urban areas across the country vacant lots are filled with sights of neighbors pulling weeds, planting seeds and tending heirloom tomatoes. Overnight city rooftops have sprouted lush gardens. “Tarbeachs” once reserved for city sunning, now produces organic vegetables

vintage illustration Victory garden

Victory Gardens in WWII

  In urban areas across the country vacant lots are filled with sights of neighbors pulling weeds, planting seeds and tending heirloom tomatoes. Overnight city rooftops have sprouted lush gardens. “Tarbeachs” once reserved for city sunning, now produces organic vegetables

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

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

man smoking cigarettes gardening

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

man smoking cigarettes gardening

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