Posts Tagged: American Dream

Vintage photo father and son factory worjers

Job Security a Thing of the Past -Vanishing America

Job security in a big manufacturing plant has gone the way of the tailed fin automobile. Today both are quaint notions, remnants of that mythological American dream past. The promises offered by  manufacturing was always a secure path to the

Vintage photo father and son factory worjers

Job Security a Thing of the Past -Vanishing America

Job security in a big manufacturing plant has gone the way of the tailed fin automobile. Today both are quaint notions, remnants of that mythological American dream past. The promises offered by  manufacturing was always a secure path to the

Art Show- Embedded Messages, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice and the American Way

The Departments For Art, Creative Writing & Sociology and the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies Present: Embedded Messages, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice & the American Way University Art Gallery University of Redlands,CA October 18 –November 12, 2016 Reception: Wednesday

Art Show- Embedded Messages, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice and the American Way

The Departments For Art, Creative Writing & Sociology and the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies Present: Embedded Messages, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice & the American Way University Art Gallery University of Redlands,CA October 18 –November 12, 2016 Reception: Wednesday

Summer of 1960 Beach Club

JFK and the Summer of High Hopes

A Favorite From the Vault The sizzling summer of 1960 was dominated by the equally hot Presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Earlier in the summer Kennedy had boldly beckoned us to hitch our wagon to his

Summer of 1960 Beach Club

JFK and the Summer of High Hopes

A Favorite From the Vault The sizzling summer of 1960 was dominated by the equally hot Presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Earlier in the summer Kennedy had boldly beckoned us to hitch our wagon to his

The Big Payoff – The Great American Contest

The American Dream of striking it rich by taking a chance on chance has never been more evident than in the afterglow of Powerball fever. That classic recipe for getting rich quick is one-handed down for generations, a potent mixture

The Big Payoff – The Great American Contest

The American Dream of striking it rich by taking a chance on chance has never been more evident than in the afterglow of Powerball fever. That classic recipe for getting rich quick is one-handed down for generations, a potent mixture

1939 worlds fair world of tomorrow booklet

Unlocking The World of Tomorrow N.Y. World’s Fair 1939

Americans got their first glimpse into the World of Tomorrow, 77 years ago. On April 30, 1939 the New York  World’s Fair had its grand opening, inviting and enticing Americans with a view of the wonderous future that awaited them.

1939 worlds fair world of tomorrow booklet

Unlocking The World of Tomorrow N.Y. World’s Fair 1939

Americans got their first glimpse into the World of Tomorrow, 77 years ago. On April 30, 1939 the New York  World’s Fair had its grand opening, inviting and enticing Americans with a view of the wonderous future that awaited them.

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

vintage 1930s photo couple shoveling snow

The Chilling Facts of Income Inequality

Depressing news- income inequality in America isn’t new. Frigid winters during the Great Depression could be particularly cruel as the chasm between the toasty haves and the chilly have not’s grew wider. Decked out in their luxurious Russian Lynx or

vintage 1930s photo couple shoveling snow

The Chilling Facts of Income Inequality

Depressing news- income inequality in America isn’t new. Frigid winters during the Great Depression could be particularly cruel as the chasm between the toasty haves and the chilly have not’s grew wider. Decked out in their luxurious Russian Lynx or

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

vintage illustration of crowd and gun target

Americans In The Cross Hairs Again

The American public is in the cross hairs of tragedy once again. Another day and another mass shooting.  There have been more mass shootings than calendar days so far in 2015. How can this be…what is passing for normal in

vintage illustration of crowd and gun target

Americans In The Cross Hairs Again

The American public is in the cross hairs of tragedy once again. Another day and another mass shooting.  There have been more mass shootings than calendar days so far in 2015. How can this be…what is passing for normal in

Marriage Equality vintage bride

Marriage Equality For All

Everybody Should Say I Do! As spring begins, the window opens for the chance to be a June bride, that most coveted month for nuptials. This June the window may open wider. Bringing a breeze of fresh air into the

Marriage Equality vintage bride

Marriage Equality For All

Everybody Should Say I Do! As spring begins, the window opens for the chance to be a June bride, that most coveted month for nuptials. This June the window may open wider. Bringing a breeze of fresh air into the