Posts Tagged: advertising

What Happened To America’s Trains Of Tomorrow?

Americas great trains of tomorrow are a thing of the past; progress on our trains system seems to have been derailed. Once on the fast track, American trains can’t even compete. The development of our rail transit has made little

What Happened To America’s Trains Of Tomorrow?

Americas great trains of tomorrow are a thing of the past; progress on our trains system seems to have been derailed. Once on the fast track, American trains can’t even compete. The development of our rail transit has made little

community silver Ad Illustration Jon Whitcomb

A Model June Bride and Jon Whitcomb

Like most mid-century girls, Bitsy Bendix longed to be a bride, convinced that the basic occupation of virtually every girl was choosing a man to marry. But for bachelorette Bitsy the next best thing happened. In the summer of 1950

community silver Ad Illustration Jon Whitcomb

A Model June Bride and Jon Whitcomb

Like most mid-century girls, Bitsy Bendix longed to be a bride, convinced that the basic occupation of virtually every girl was choosing a man to marry. But for bachelorette Bitsy the next best thing happened. In the summer of 1950

Vintage illustration Jon Whitcomb

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle In Post-War America, love was in the air. Along with Valentines Day’s hearts and flowers, came big dates, big dances, and king sized expectations in high schools and colleges all around the country. But

Vintage illustration Jon Whitcomb

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle In Post-War America, love was in the air. Along with Valentines Day’s hearts and flowers, came big dates, big dances, and king sized expectations in high schools and colleges all around the country. But

vintage illustration Pilgrom and Indian

There are Some Things to Be Thankful For

In mid-century America when it seemed the only risk of offending others was to suffer the unforgivable shame of halitosis, Madison Avenue gleefully ran ads that would not only raise a politically correct eyebrow today, but by their offensive nature

vintage illustration Pilgrom and Indian

There are Some Things to Be Thankful For

In mid-century America when it seemed the only risk of offending others was to suffer the unforgivable shame of halitosis, Madison Avenue gleefully ran ads that would not only raise a politically correct eyebrow today, but by their offensive nature

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 beer ad houswife

Beer and the Happy Homemaker

Ever wonder what made the mid-century Happy Housewife so happy? It turns out hubby wasn’t the only one knocking back a few brewsky’s at the end of  a long day. Beer ads traditionally  targeting men  have long featured buxom babes,

vintage beer ad houswife

Beer and the Happy Homemaker

Ever wonder what made the mid-century Happy Housewife so happy? It turns out hubby wasn’t the only one knocking back a few brewsky’s at the end of  a long day. Beer ads traditionally  targeting men  have long featured buxom babes,

Vintage illustration WWII Soldier

Memorial Day a Day For Remembering

Memorial Day has the word “memorial” for a reason More than a Monday spent at beaches, backyard barbecues and blockbuster movies, Memorial Day is the day we remember and honor those who died serving our country. Unlike Veterans Day it

Vintage illustration WWII Soldier

Memorial Day a Day For Remembering

Memorial Day has the word “memorial” for a reason More than a Monday spent at beaches, backyard barbecues and blockbuster movies, Memorial Day is the day we remember and honor those who died serving our country. Unlike Veterans Day it

WWI Food Conservation Eat Less Bread

Women and Food Will Win the War – WWI

Food shaming is nothing new Nearly 100 years ago dietary transgressions were darn near treasonable. Not unlike today there was a moralization of food choices but it was based less on nutrition and health than patriotism. A century before the

WWI Food Conservation Eat Less Bread

Women and Food Will Win the War – WWI

Food shaming is nothing new Nearly 100 years ago dietary transgressions were darn near treasonable. Not unlike today there was a moralization of food choices but it was based less on nutrition and health than patriotism. A century before the

collage appropriated vintage images Sally Edelstein

Housework and the Happy Homemaker

Happy Homemaker To believe all the colorful mid-century advertisements no one was the beneficiary of the cold war culture of casual, carefree living more so than the housewife of the 1950’s and ‘60s. All manner of unparalleled ease from cleaning

collage appropriated vintage images Sally Edelstein

Housework and the Happy Homemaker

Happy Homemaker To believe all the colorful mid-century advertisements no one was the beneficiary of the cold war culture of casual, carefree living more so than the housewife of the 1950’s and ‘60s. All manner of unparalleled ease from cleaning

Happy 1950s Family Vintage Kodak Camera ad

The Fading Middle Class

America’s middle class is vanishing before our eyes, fading away like a once cherished Kodacolor snapshot. Today the possibility of obtaining the American Dream feels as outmoded as these vintage advertisements from Kodak. The sad fall from grace for American

Happy 1950s Family Vintage Kodak Camera ad

The Fading Middle Class

America’s middle class is vanishing before our eyes, fading away like a once cherished Kodacolor snapshot. Today the possibility of obtaining the American Dream feels as outmoded as these vintage advertisements from Kodak. The sad fall from grace for American