Posts Tagged: 1950s

Vintage illustration GOP elephant and Democratic Donkey

Was the Grand Old Party Once Really Grand?

Fact or Fiction It may sound like a fairy tale but once upon a time the GOP really were…well, pretty Grand! Today when the phrase “moderate Republican” is fast becoming an oxymoron, it seems like fiction  to imagine a  time

Vintage illustration GOP elephant and Democratic Donkey

Was the Grand Old Party Once Really Grand?

Fact or Fiction It may sound like a fairy tale but once upon a time the GOP really were…well, pretty Grand! Today when the phrase “moderate Republican” is fast becoming an oxymoron, it seems like fiction  to imagine a  time

comics little dot snow

Snowstorm!

Snowmageddon2016 is here! Massive! Historic! Epic! Blockbuster ! The meteorologist’s hyperbole about the current snow storm Winter Storm Jonas barreling down the East Coast is epic itself. Like many others who are bracing for the storm, I have been glued

comics little dot snow

Snowstorm!

Snowmageddon2016 is here! Massive! Historic! Epic! Blockbuster ! The meteorologist’s hyperbole about the current snow storm Winter Storm Jonas barreling down the East Coast is epic itself. Like many others who are bracing for the storm, I have been glued

vintage photo pulp fiction woman

Remembering Abortion Before Roe v Wade

Today on the 43rd anniversary of Roe V Wade and with the Supreme Court set to revisit  women’s fundamental right to access abortion in the Whole Woman’s Health v Cole Case, the most serious threat to abortion rights since 1992-

vintage photo pulp fiction woman

Remembering Abortion Before Roe v Wade

Today on the 43rd anniversary of Roe V Wade and with the Supreme Court set to revisit  women’s fundamental right to access abortion in the Whole Woman’s Health v Cole Case, the most serious threat to abortion rights since 1992-

Hydrogen Bomb Ivy Mike atmospheric test

North Korea Nuclear Jitters

Say It Ain’t So Did North Korea really just conduct a hydrogen bomb test? Despite Kim Jong Un’s boastful declaration that it detonated a hydrogen bomb, there now seem to be some doubts. The fact that the explosion might be

Hydrogen Bomb Ivy Mike atmospheric test

North Korea Nuclear Jitters

Say It Ain’t So Did North Korea really just conduct a hydrogen bomb test? Despite Kim Jong Un’s boastful declaration that it detonated a hydrogen bomb, there now seem to be some doubts. The fact that the explosion might be

Vintage Housewife holding telephone

The Telephone and the Housewife

It’s a very mobile Christmas. Imagine the old days of being tied to a desktop computer to do shopping. It’s so 2006. As we swipe our ways through the holidays on our smart phones, it’s hard to remember a time

Vintage Housewife holding telephone

The Telephone and the Housewife

It’s a very mobile Christmas. Imagine the old days of being tied to a desktop computer to do shopping. It’s so 2006. As we swipe our ways through the holidays on our smart phones, it’s hard to remember a time

vintage 1960s family and chart of economic growth

The Gold Standard for The American Dream

The booming economy of post war America was the gold standard for the American Dream. It is the benchmark many refer to  when they refer to making America great again or pledge as Ted Cruz did, to “restore the great

vintage 1960s family and chart of economic growth

The Gold Standard for The American Dream

The booming economy of post war America was the gold standard for the American Dream. It is the benchmark many refer to  when they refer to making America great again or pledge as Ted Cruz did, to “restore the great

photo of a young Hillary Rodham Clinton

Can a Woman Finally Become President?

  What would JFK think of Hillary’s bid for the Presidency? As Hillary Clinton begins her run for President  some Republican pundits are still debating whether a woman is worthy of sitting in the oval office. During another presidential election

photo of a young Hillary Rodham Clinton

Can a Woman Finally Become President?

  What would JFK think of Hillary’s bid for the Presidency? As Hillary Clinton begins her run for President  some Republican pundits are still debating whether a woman is worthy of sitting in the oval office. During another presidential election

vintage illustration woman upset

Controlling Women’s Bodies – Risky Business

If some right-wing fanatics have their way, every day will be Throwback Thursday if they stop government funding of Planned Parenthood. Other than in the retro world of Republicans who seem nostalgic for those pre Roe V Wade days, there

vintage illustration woman upset

Controlling Women’s Bodies – Risky Business

If some right-wing fanatics have their way, every day will be Throwback Thursday if they stop government funding of Planned Parenthood. Other than in the retro world of Republicans who seem nostalgic for those pre Roe V Wade days, there

Atom Bomb Blast

This is Your Life- The Atomic Age PtII

This  week Japan marked the somber anniversary of the worlds first Atomic bomb attack with a ceremony at Hiroshima Peace Park. A few years back, among the 50,000 attending the memorial service near the epicenter of the blast was a

Atom Bomb Blast

This is Your Life- The Atomic Age PtII

This  week Japan marked the somber anniversary of the worlds first Atomic bomb attack with a ceremony at Hiroshima Peace Park. A few years back, among the 50,000 attending the memorial service near the epicenter of the blast was a

Pin Up Majorette

I Love a July Fourth Parade

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence Day parade was  a sugar-coated, Kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re a grand

Pin Up Majorette

I Love a July Fourth Parade

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence Day parade was  a sugar-coated, Kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re a grand