Posts Tagged: 1950s

News Year Predictions A Look Into the Future 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. For forward thinking post war Americans, peering into the future was a favorite pastime. So

News Year Predictions A Look Into the Future 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. For forward thinking post war Americans, peering into the future was a favorite pastime. So

Guy Lombardo New years Eve Album

New Year Eve Party With Guy Lombardo

For me, New Year’s Eve always belonged to Guy Lombardo. It was a childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied. In the early 1960’s I felt like Cinderella, permitted to stay up to the stroke of midnight and watch, along with

Guy Lombardo New years Eve Album

New Year Eve Party With Guy Lombardo

For me, New Year’s Eve always belonged to Guy Lombardo. It was a childhood viewing ritual that rarely varied. In the early 1960’s I felt like Cinderella, permitted to stay up to the stroke of midnight and watch, along with

Vintage illustration Christmas celebration

Jews and Christmas

Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbors wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbors holiday. Holiday cheer for some Jews also includes a touch o’

Vintage illustration Christmas celebration

Jews and Christmas

Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbors wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbors holiday. Holiday cheer for some Jews also includes a touch o’

Another September 11… Miss America

September 11th is a date indelible in America’s collective consciousness. But the date shares another less remembered benchmark, one whose impact is still felt today. In 1954, September 11th was the very first live nationally broadcast Miss America Contest. For

Another September 11… Miss America

September 11th is a date indelible in America’s collective consciousness. But the date shares another less remembered benchmark, one whose impact is still felt today. In 1954, September 11th was the very first live nationally broadcast Miss America Contest. For

Vintage Illustration Immigrants Coming to America

Who Says Trump Doesn’t Love Immigrants?

Donald trump loves immigrants. And he is generously willing to acknowledge the contributions immigrants have made to this great country, that is if they hew to the immigrants portrayal of his youth. Like his wives, Trump likes his immigrants to

Vintage Illustration Immigrants Coming to America

Who Says Trump Doesn’t Love Immigrants?

Donald trump loves immigrants. And he is generously willing to acknowledge the contributions immigrants have made to this great country, that is if they hew to the immigrants portrayal of his youth. Like his wives, Trump likes his immigrants to

Cold War July 4th

It was  July 4, 1955. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in our role as leader of the Free

Cold War July 4th

It was  July 4, 1955. The cold war was frozen solid. Never were American dreams more potent or more seductive than in Cold War America when the USA stood united and confident in our role as leader of the Free

Vintage Superman Diversity

Truth? Justice? The American Way?

Are truth and justice still part of the  American Way? In Donald Trump’s America, these bedrocks of our democracy feel like they are eroding all too quickly While our serial liar, bully-in-chief  has separated and contained children from their migrant

Vintage Superman Diversity

Truth? Justice? The American Way?

Are truth and justice still part of the  American Way? In Donald Trump’s America, these bedrocks of our democracy feel like they are eroding all too quickly While our serial liar, bully-in-chief  has separated and contained children from their migrant

Vintage ad Suburban couple and house 1950s

Embracing My Roots

I would grow up living my parents post war American dreams. Nothing personified that dream more than our suburban home where they lived for nearly 62 years. My foundation was entrenched in that home so it should be no surprise

Vintage ad Suburban couple and house 1950s

Embracing My Roots

I would grow up living my parents post war American dreams. Nothing personified that dream more than our suburban home where they lived for nearly 62 years. My foundation was entrenched in that home so it should be no surprise

Vintage fashions

Memories Coming Out of Mothballs

For some, the sweet perfume of lilacs drifting through open screened windows evoke spring. For me springtime can be conjured up with the toxic smell of mothballs. These past many months as I have been sadly consumed with closing down

Vintage fashions

Memories Coming Out of Mothballs

For some, the sweet perfume of lilacs drifting through open screened windows evoke spring. For me springtime can be conjured up with the toxic smell of mothballs. These past many months as I have been sadly consumed with closing down

vintage illustration American freedoms

Guns, Democracy and the American Way

  What you may ask, is more fundamental to the American Way of Life than a gun? Who could argue that gleaming AK 47 automatic rifle is a shining and powerful example of our basic rights which protect the dignity

vintage illustration American freedoms

Guns, Democracy and the American Way

  What you may ask, is more fundamental to the American Way of Life than a gun? Who could argue that gleaming AK 47 automatic rifle is a shining and powerful example of our basic rights which protect the dignity