Posts Tagged: American Dream

vintage illustration 1930s wealthy couple

Income Inequality- The Chilling Facts

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 illustration 1930s wealthy couple

Income Inequality- The Chilling Facts

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

WWII soldier home

Victory Homes for the Vet

Unlike today’s troubled vets who return home to an American Dream itself suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, WWII soldiers came back to a robust America, the American Dream gift wrapped just for them and tied with a red, white,

WWII soldier home

Victory Homes for the Vet

Unlike today’s troubled vets who return home to an American Dream itself suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, WWII soldiers came back to a robust America, the American Dream gift wrapped just for them and tied with a red, white,

JFK for president button

Sun, Sand and JFK

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 train and be pioneers in

JFK for president button

Sun, Sand and JFK

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 train and be pioneers in

vintage illustration school kids 1950

American Dream Doesn’t Add Up

Two Schools of Thought Simply put, sometimes the American Dream seems very black and white. According to a new study by economists at the University of California, Berkley, the current income inequality between the have’s and have not’s has never

vintage illustration school kids 1950

American Dream Doesn’t Add Up

Two Schools of Thought Simply put, sometimes the American Dream seems very black and white. According to a new study by economists at the University of California, Berkley, the current income inequality between the have’s and have not’s has never

1950s suburbia illustration

Suburban Swan Song

Along with the housing market, that All-American suburban bubble of optimism has burst The suburbs were once the promised land; the American Dream made manifest . For over 65 years, home ownership was the defining definition the American Dream. Just

1950s suburbia illustration

Suburban Swan Song

Along with the housing market, that All-American suburban bubble of optimism has burst The suburbs were once the promised land; the American Dream made manifest . For over 65 years, home ownership was the defining definition the American Dream. Just

vintage WWII ad Oldsmobile worker illustration

GM and WWII-Victory is Our Business

  What was good for General Motors was good for the army Once upon a time when it came to cars General Motors was king of the road and the American Dream was paved with Chevys. And when it came

vintage WWII ad Oldsmobile worker illustration

GM and WWII-Victory is Our Business

  What was good for General Motors was good for the army Once upon a time when it came to cars General Motors was king of the road and the American Dream was paved with Chevys. And when it came

vintage 1960 housewife with camera

Do You Dream in Kodacolor?

The beleaguered middle class seems to be fading away like a once cherished Kodak snapshot. The red white and blue American Dream once sparkled in Kodacolor. Kodak and the American Dream were made for one another. The wholesome images of 

vintage 1960 housewife with camera

Do You Dream in Kodacolor?

The beleaguered middle class seems to be fading away like a once cherished Kodak snapshot. The red white and blue American Dream once sparkled in Kodacolor. Kodak and the American Dream were made for one another. The wholesome images of 

WWII Coke ad 1944 illustration soldier

On the Front Lines With Coca Cola Pt. 1

During WWII the boys overseas were fighting for Mom, apple pie and a bottle of Coke. Coca Cola, as much a part of the American Dream as a white picket fence and baseball,  has symbolized the American way of life,

WWII Coke ad 1944 illustration soldier

On the Front Lines With Coca Cola Pt. 1

During WWII the boys overseas were fighting for Mom, apple pie and a bottle of Coke. Coca Cola, as much a part of the American Dream as a white picket fence and baseball,  has symbolized the American way of life,

comic Lyndon Johnson

LBJ’s Comic Great Society

  The Comic Tragedy of The Great Society 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!

comic Lyndon Johnson

LBJ’s Comic Great Society

  The Comic Tragedy of The Great Society 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!

vintage cartoon playboy blacks

Civil Rights No Laughing Matter

The battle for civil rights went to the heart of what the American Dream was about and who could share in it. By the late 1960s, race relations crept front and center into the news and public discourse, a fact

vintage cartoon playboy blacks

Civil Rights No Laughing Matter

The battle for civil rights went to the heart of what the American Dream was about and who could share in it. By the late 1960s, race relations crept front and center into the news and public discourse, a fact