Posts Tagged: baby boomers

Vintage illustration United Nations

United Nations Turns 70

The United Nations just turned 70 and the once revered institution has not aged well. This post war promise of peace has been plagued by paralysis, morphing into a dyspeptic dowager suffering from an interminable succession of stalemates. It all

Vintage illustration United Nations

United Nations Turns 70

The United Nations just turned 70 and the once revered institution has not aged well. This post war promise of peace has been plagued by paralysis, morphing into a dyspeptic dowager suffering from an interminable succession of stalemates. It all

Vintage Illustration Summer Colliers Magazine

Say it Ain’t So….So Long Summer

Bidding the Beach Club Goodbye Labor Day signaled the last call at my Grandmothers Long Island beach club. Just as white shoes would make their final appearance of the season, so it was time to bid the sandy white beach

Vintage Illustration Summer Colliers Magazine

Say it Ain’t So….So Long Summer

Bidding the Beach Club Goodbye Labor Day signaled the last call at my Grandmothers Long Island beach club. Just as white shoes would make their final appearance of the season, so it was time to bid the sandy white beach

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Summer Vacation With a Vintage View

The summer vacation has long been an American tradition, but not all destinations are created equal. While the 1% are off on their luxurious destination vacations, for many Americans who continue to see their income decline, the prospect of an

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Summer Vacation With a Vintage View

The summer vacation has long been an American tradition, but not all destinations are created equal. While the 1% are off on their luxurious destination vacations, for many Americans who continue to see their income decline, the prospect of an

Vintage cartoon Horny Granny 1974

An Age Old Problem: Women and Aging

Growing up, being an “older” woman was not a pretty picture – literally. Predictably, post-menopausal women were pictured pleasingly plump their sagging jowls and sagging breasts as slumping as their sedentary, asexual lives that were defined by grandchildren, gossip and

Vintage cartoon Horny Granny 1974

An Age Old Problem: Women and Aging

Growing up, being an “older” woman was not a pretty picture – literally. Predictably, post-menopausal women were pictured pleasingly plump their sagging jowls and sagging breasts as slumping as their sedentary, asexual lives that were defined by grandchildren, gossip and

Mad Magazine cover 1972 Alfred E Neuman illustration

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Magazine World

 Je Suise Mad Sometimes it seems as if the whole world has gone Mad. And in some ways it has. The attack on cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo has caused not only great grief but soul-searching raising the question about what

Mad Magazine cover 1972 Alfred E Neuman illustration

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Magazine World

 Je Suise Mad Sometimes it seems as if the whole world has gone Mad. And in some ways it has. The attack on cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo has caused not only great grief but soul-searching raising the question about what

photo Beverly Hillbillies cast

Ode to Elly May

Elly May was an eyeful! No one sauntered around a ceement pond like Elly May Clampett. With her swelling breasts and skintight, decidedly un-designer jeans, Donna Douglas a.k.a. Elly May fueled a generation of pre pubescent baby boomer boys fantasies.

photo Beverly Hillbillies cast

Ode to Elly May

Elly May was an eyeful! No one sauntered around a ceement pond like Elly May Clampett. With her swelling breasts and skintight, decidedly un-designer jeans, Donna Douglas a.k.a. Elly May fueled a generation of pre pubescent baby boomer boys fantasies.

vintage illustration ad Santa and Xmas lights

Xmas or Hanukkah – The True Festival Of Lights

 Normally, while Jews across the country begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Christians have had a good 2 week start on them with their own festival of lights- the installation of Xmas lights. Along with Black Friday the official

vintage illustration ad Santa and Xmas lights

Xmas or Hanukkah – The True Festival Of Lights

 Normally, while Jews across the country begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Christians have had a good 2 week start on them with their own festival of lights- the installation of Xmas lights. Along with Black Friday the official

vintage illustration childrens book

Revisiting Thanksgiving 1960 pt II

    It was Thanksgiving weekend of 1960. Just like the mythical Dick, Jane and Sally would visit Grandmother and Grandfather on their farm, I was off for an overnight visit with mine, not on a farm like in the

vintage illustration childrens book

Revisiting Thanksgiving 1960 pt II

    It was Thanksgiving weekend of 1960. Just like the mythical Dick, Jane and Sally would visit Grandmother and Grandfather on their farm, I was off for an overnight visit with mine, not on a farm like in the

Vintage childrens illustration on the farm 1950s

Revisiting Thanksgiving 1960

It was Thanksgiving weekend of 1960. Just like the mythical Dick, Jane and Sally would visit Grandmother and Grandfather on their farm, I was off for an overnight visit with mine in Queens, NY. Clutching my Fun with Dick and

Vintage childrens illustration on the farm 1950s

Revisiting Thanksgiving 1960

It was Thanksgiving weekend of 1960. Just like the mythical Dick, Jane and Sally would visit Grandmother and Grandfather on their farm, I was off for an overnight visit with mine in Queens, NY. Clutching my Fun with Dick and

vintage illustration children at shoe store

Back to School Shoes

It was the day before Labor Day 1957 and the countdown had begun for the end of summer and the new school term. From Long Island to Little Rock, crisp black and white marbled composition notebooks were hastily purchased, and

vintage illustration children at shoe store

Back to School Shoes

It was the day before Labor Day 1957 and the countdown had begun for the end of summer and the new school term. From Long Island to Little Rock, crisp black and white marbled composition notebooks were hastily purchased, and