Posts Tagged: American history

anti immigrationpoluical cartoon

Closed Borders or Open Hearts

American history loves to celebrate our role as a land of asylum, humanity and opportunity for people across the globe. It’s a pillar of our cherished self-image as exceptional among nations. It’s the American Way. Whenever tragedy has struck Americans

anti immigrationpoluical cartoon

Closed Borders or Open Hearts

American history loves to celebrate our role as a land of asylum, humanity and opportunity for people across the globe. It’s a pillar of our cherished self-image as exceptional among nations. It’s the American Way. Whenever tragedy has struck Americans

Time Magazine JFK inauguration

Color Me Hopeful- Remembering the Kennedy Inauguration

Tomorrow is a day of no TV for me. Inauguration day, 2017 my TV goes dark. For over 50 years I have watched with pride every televised presidential swearing-in.  Whether on an oversize mahogany housed Philco, a portable RCA, a

Time Magazine JFK inauguration

Color Me Hopeful- Remembering the Kennedy Inauguration

Tomorrow is a day of no TV for me. Inauguration day, 2017 my TV goes dark. For over 50 years I have watched with pride every televised presidential swearing-in.  Whether on an oversize mahogany housed Philco, a portable RCA, a

John Glenn

John Glenn Remembered

In a world of space age super stars, none shone brighter than John Glenn Jr. For baby boomers weaned on TV’s Space Patrol and Tom Corbett Space Cadet, Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn Jr. was a bone fide hero come to

John Glenn

John Glenn Remembered

In a world of space age super stars, none shone brighter than John Glenn Jr. For baby boomers weaned on TV’s Space Patrol and Tom Corbett Space Cadet, Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn Jr. was a bone fide hero come to

vintage comic electing our president

What’s Up With The Electoral College?

Do We the People  really get the choose our president? Americans chose Clinton but got Trump. A tough lesson to learn at the hands of the Electoral College. As we slowly come out of our  fog, does this election  feel

vintage comic electing our president

What’s Up With The Electoral College?

Do We the People  really get the choose our president? Americans chose Clinton but got Trump. A tough lesson to learn at the hands of the Electoral College. As we slowly come out of our  fog, does this election  feel

vintage comic book American presidents

How We Elect Our President- A Serious Topic in Classic Comic Form

In a time of great uncertainty, one thing is irrefutable. America will soon elect a new president.   Our long national nightmare of insults, spectacle, abuse and hyperventilation is nearly over, but who will stand alongside such illustrious company as

vintage comic book American presidents

How We Elect Our President- A Serious Topic in Classic Comic Form

In a time of great uncertainty, one thing is irrefutable. America will soon elect a new president.   Our long national nightmare of insults, spectacle, abuse and hyperventilation is nearly over, but who will stand alongside such illustrious company as

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End the Gun Violence Now

Keep Hope Alive In July 1969, a full-page advertisement  in the Sunday  NY Times posed a request to the American public: Hold onto this page for 1 year and hope and pray it’s ended. The hopeful ad  appeared  one  year

guns nra-stop-gun-madness

End the Gun Violence Now

Keep Hope Alive In July 1969, a full-page advertisement  in the Sunday  NY Times posed a request to the American public: Hold onto this page for 1 year and hope and pray it’s ended. The hopeful ad  appeared  one  year

woman in bathing cap drinking Bud

Budweiser Markets America

Budweiser wants to make America great again. Literally. Just in time for this crazy campaign season, the king of beers  is  renaming itself “America” for the long, hot summer ahead. Available from  May 23 through election Day, the patriotic cans

woman in bathing cap drinking Bud

Budweiser Markets America

Budweiser wants to make America great again. Literally. Just in time for this crazy campaign season, the king of beers  is  renaming itself “America” for the long, hot summer ahead. Available from  May 23 through election Day, the patriotic cans

20 dollar bill Harrriet Tubman Jackson

It Matters Who Matters

Pictures matter. Whether an illustration on a book cover or a portrait on money, the images show how we want to remember history Once upon a time men dominated our national mythology and American history was for white men only.

20 dollar bill Harrriet Tubman Jackson

It Matters Who Matters

Pictures matter. Whether an illustration on a book cover or a portrait on money, the images show how we want to remember history Once upon a time men dominated our national mythology and American history was for white men only.

WWI poster Food Conservation Immigrants

I Pledge Allegiance – Women & Food in WWI

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his hyphenated American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

WWI poster Food Conservation Immigrants

I Pledge Allegiance – Women & Food in WWI

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his hyphenated American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

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