Category Archives: Health

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.

collage appropriated images sally edelstein

Women Are Called to Action

Today on International Women’s Day 2017, nearly 45 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of discourse about women’s rights, it’s déjà vu all over again. It’s hard to believe that systemic gender inequality

collage appropriated images sally edelstein

Women Are Called to Action

Today on International Women’s Day 2017, nearly 45 years after the women’s liberation movement stormed onto the scene opening a floodgate of discourse about women’s rights, it’s déjà vu all over again. It’s hard to believe that systemic gender inequality

vintage illustration drs and health emergency

Medical Emergency- America’s Health Care

Critical Care As the halls of Congress morph into a Critical Care Unit, the GOP’s prescription “to preserve our freedom” appears to be to pull the plug on Obamacare- STAT! Although some Republicans overt hysterics appear to have gone into

vintage illustration drs and health emergency

Medical Emergency- America’s Health Care

Critical Care As the halls of Congress morph into a Critical Care Unit, the GOP’s prescription “to preserve our freedom” appears to be to pull the plug on Obamacare- STAT! Although some Republicans overt hysterics appear to have gone into

illustration Fidel Castro cigar Mad Magazine

Castro and My Cold War Childhood

Though a half a century apart, November now marks the death of two Cold War icons. Just four days after the anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his nemesis Cuba’s Communist leader Fidel Castro has died at age

illustration Fidel Castro cigar Mad Magazine

Castro and My Cold War Childhood

Though a half a century apart, November now marks the death of two Cold War icons. Just four days after the anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his nemesis Cuba’s Communist leader Fidel Castro has died at age

vintage woman drinking Dr Pepper

Big Soda Big Lies

Americans are worried…First they came for our tobacco, now are they coming for our sugary drinks? This election has caused  panic among our citizens. While many alarmed Americans are agitated, losing sleep over possible deportation, distressed over the state of

vintage woman drinking Dr Pepper

Big Soda Big Lies

Americans are worried…First they came for our tobacco, now are they coming for our sugary drinks? This election has caused  panic among our citizens. While many alarmed Americans are agitated, losing sleep over possible deportation, distressed over the state of

vintage kids trick or treating

Halloween Candy-Treat or Trick?

The scariest part of Halloween for many parents is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Relax. In mid-century America a Snickers bar would have been greeted with the same encouragement

vintage kids trick or treating

Halloween Candy-Treat or Trick?

The scariest part of Halloween for many parents is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Relax. In mid-century America a Snickers bar would have been greeted with the same encouragement

Sally Edelstein collage of appropriated images Atmospheric Bomb tests 1950s

Accidents Will Happen – By the Bombs Early Light

Rivaling the Grimm Brothers, one of the greatest stories told by the U.S. Government to its citizens  was the safety of the nuclear testing done in Nevada in the 1950’s. Our government insisted that the spate of nuclear atmospheric testings

Sally Edelstein collage of appropriated images Atmospheric Bomb tests 1950s

Accidents Will Happen – By the Bombs Early Light

Rivaling the Grimm Brothers, one of the greatest stories told by the U.S. Government to its citizens  was the safety of the nuclear testing done in Nevada in the 1950’s. Our government insisted that the spate of nuclear atmospheric testings

Vintage Millie The Model Comic

The Shame of Fat Shaming

Some folks believe gaining weight is the worst thing a woman can do. One of them is running for president. Setting the gold standard for misogyny, ( “No one demeans women the way I do, believe me”) Donald Trump has

Vintage Millie The Model Comic

The Shame of Fat Shaming

Some folks believe gaining weight is the worst thing a woman can do. One of them is running for president. Setting the gold standard for misogyny, ( “No one demeans women the way I do, believe me”) Donald Trump has

Vintage Ad Vendo Vending Machines

Cooling Down the Automatic Way

During this oppressive heat wave, summer’s must have accessory is the ubiquitous water bottle. Whether Aquafina or Poland Springs no one leaves home without toting these portable hydrators. Always at the ready, these  plastic water bottles can be found  littering

Vintage Ad Vendo Vending Machines

Cooling Down the Automatic Way

During this oppressive heat wave, summer’s must have accessory is the ubiquitous water bottle. Whether Aquafina or Poland Springs no one leaves home without toting these portable hydrators. Always at the ready, these  plastic water bottles can be found  littering