art collage Cold war culture arms race

Cold War Redux

Are we off on the cold war arms race again? As the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew, let the nuclear sabre rattling begin . With Putin boasting about his powerful invincible nuclear weapons and Trump wanting to ramp up

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Cold War Redux

Are we off on the cold war arms race again? As the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew, let the nuclear sabre rattling begin . With Putin boasting about his powerful invincible nuclear weapons and Trump wanting to ramp up

vintage illustration teachers gun

Should Teachers Carry Guns?

Arming teachers doesn’t add up to safety in the classroom How long before we hear the latest installment of the gun advocates argument that school faculty members should carry weapons in school? The old debate whether arming teachers would make

vintage illustration teachers gun

Should Teachers Carry Guns?

Arming teachers doesn’t add up to safety in the classroom How long before we hear the latest installment of the gun advocates argument that school faculty members should carry weapons in school? The old debate whether arming teachers would make

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Never In Good Taste

  Among the collection of vintage advertising we’re likely never to see today can be added this 1950 advertisement for Lifesaver’s Pep o Mint. Thinking nothing wrong in using black face to advertise their candy one even half expects the

Blackface ad Lifesavers 1950

Blackface Never In Good Taste

  Among the collection of vintage advertising we’re likely never to see today can be added this 1950 advertisement for Lifesaver’s Pep o Mint. Thinking nothing wrong in using black face to advertise their candy one even half expects the

comic Lyndon Johnson

The Comic Tragedy of LBJ’s Great Society

A Presidents’ Day Memory from the vault. Holy Satire, Batman, Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… it’s a plane….its SuperLBJ! 1966 was a year when comic strip superheroes POP! came to life and real life heroes SOCK! appeared

comic Lyndon Johnson

The Comic Tragedy of LBJ’s Great Society

A Presidents’ Day Memory from the vault. Holy Satire, Batman, Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… it’s a plane….its SuperLBJ! 1966 was a year when comic strip superheroes POP! came to life and real life heroes SOCK! appeared

Valentines Day Tea Ad

How to Turn into a Vintage Valentine’s Day Temptress

With Valentines Day right around the corner, the internet is awash with sensual suggestions on how to spice up your romantic life.With titillating tips ranging from exotic sex toys, sexy lingerie and an assortment of aphrodisiacs, surprisingly nary a mention

Valentines Day Tea Ad

How to Turn into a Vintage Valentine’s Day Temptress

With Valentines Day right around the corner, the internet is awash with sensual suggestions on how to spice up your romantic life.With titillating tips ranging from exotic sex toys, sexy lingerie and an assortment of aphrodisiacs, surprisingly nary a mention

Donalds Great Parade

Little Donnie sees a parade What a big day for Little Donnie He will have a parade, too. He will have a children’s parade.   Donnie saw a parade. Donnie wants big toys in his parade. Big shiny toys. Shine,

Donalds Great Parade

Little Donnie sees a parade What a big day for Little Donnie He will have a parade, too. He will have a children’s parade.   Donnie saw a parade. Donnie wants big toys in his parade. Big shiny toys. Shine,

Military Show Offs Cold War Style

Military Might garishly displayed seems so darn un-American, but in fact it’s rather retro. While we might recoil at the idea of a Soviet style military hardware parade rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, during the Cold War Americans were far from

Military Show Offs Cold War Style

Military Might garishly displayed seems so darn un-American, but in fact it’s rather retro. While we might recoil at the idea of a Soviet style military hardware parade rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, during the Cold War Americans were far from

vintage illustration man and woman sneezing

Remembrance of Flu Epidemics Past Pt II

Just like today, in the cold winter of 1957 the war against the flu raged. The dreaded Asiatic Flu that was spreading through the country, hit my own mother hard. The flu was on the march and health authorities everywhere

vintage illustration man and woman sneezing

Remembrance of Flu Epidemics Past Pt II

Just like today, in the cold winter of 1957 the war against the flu raged. The dreaded Asiatic Flu that was spreading through the country, hit my own mother hard. The flu was on the march and health authorities everywhere

Remembrances of Flu Epidemics Pasts

Flu season sends chills through me. Literally As the U.S. finds itself in the worst flu epidemic in years, I am chillingly reminded of flu epidemics past. Scary tales  of the devastating  flu epidemic of 1918 that haunted me through

Remembrances of Flu Epidemics Pasts

Flu season sends chills through me. Literally As the U.S. finds itself in the worst flu epidemic in years, I am chillingly reminded of flu epidemics past. Scary tales  of the devastating  flu epidemic of 1918 that haunted me through

collage vintage childs school workbook and rump

Donald Scores a Gold Star

“Nobody gets more gold stars than I do, believe me,” Donald Trump boasted after scoring high on his mental acuity test. A huge sigh of relief could be heard from coast to coast  after Trump easily aced his cognitive assessment

collage vintage childs school workbook and rump

Donald Scores a Gold Star

“Nobody gets more gold stars than I do, believe me,” Donald Trump boasted after scoring high on his mental acuity test. A huge sigh of relief could be heard from coast to coast  after Trump easily aced his cognitive assessment