Posts Tagged: Business

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Motivating the American Worker

There was a time when loyal workers truly rooted for the firm. Our  family owned shoe factory in Allentown PA. has  been shuttered for decades, but memories of the once booming business lingered with me for years. In the late

mather company business poster

Motivating the American Worker

There was a time when loyal workers truly rooted for the firm. Our  family owned shoe factory in Allentown PA. has  been shuttered for decades, but memories of the once booming business lingered with me for years. In the late

vintage illustration mid century men in hats

A Field Guide To Mid Century Male Power Brokers

Gals, no reason to worry your pretty little heads trying to figure out that big old scary economy. You  can rest assured that America’s economy will be in safe hands ( albeit tiny) under Donald Trump’s all boys club administration.

vintage illustration mid century men in hats

A Field Guide To Mid Century Male Power Brokers

Gals, no reason to worry your pretty little heads trying to figure out that big old scary economy. You  can rest assured that America’s economy will be in safe hands ( albeit tiny) under Donald Trump’s all boys club administration.

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I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke

The debate about Mad Men’s ending may continue for years, but no one can debate the fact that Coca Cola has succeeded in getting the world to buy a Coke. With the final image of Don Draper meditating on a

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I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke

The debate about Mad Men’s ending may continue for years, but no one can debate the fact that Coca Cola has succeeded in getting the world to buy a Coke. With the final image of Don Draper meditating on a

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In Praise of the Small Businessman

We are watching the death of small business in America. As people trample over one another to get deals in giant corporate big box stores on Black Friday they are also trampling over small businesses. It’s no small thing. We

vintage illustration small businessman

In Praise of the Small Businessman

We are watching the death of small business in America. As people trample over one another to get deals in giant corporate big box stores on Black Friday they are also trampling over small businesses. It’s no small thing. We

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Man and Machines

Are machines after your job? A struggling middle class grappling with unemployment, frets over headlines warning “How Technology is Destroying Jobs!” Sounds familiar, but the warning is from 1933. Looking to place the blame of the economic woes of the

vintage illustration 1933 Man vs Machine

Man and Machines

Are machines after your job? A struggling middle class grappling with unemployment, frets over headlines warning “How Technology is Destroying Jobs!” Sounds familiar, but the warning is from 1933. Looking to place the blame of the economic woes of the

vintage illustration secretary

Salute to Secretary’s Day

    Who can forget the halcyon days when Administrative Professional Day was called National Secretary’s Day ? When a working woman was a working girl. Lovingly called “the girl” by her boss whether a secretary, receptionist or file clerk,

vintage illustration secretary

Salute to Secretary’s Day

    Who can forget the halcyon days when Administrative Professional Day was called National Secretary’s Day ? When a working woman was a working girl. Lovingly called “the girl” by her boss whether a secretary, receptionist or file clerk,

vintage illustration secretary 1952

Republican’s and the Retro Working Girl

Calling gender pay gap an embarrassment in 2014, President Obama said in his State of the Union address that ” it’s time to end workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode.” The Republican’s agenda would drag women back

vintage illustration secretary 1952

Republican’s and the Retro Working Girl

Calling gender pay gap an embarrassment in 2014, President Obama said in his State of the Union address that ” it’s time to end workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode.” The Republican’s agenda would drag women back

vintage illustration train phones

Mobile Phone Milestone

Constant cell phone chatter has become a chief complaint among train commuters. Hoping for some peace and quiet on their commute, some trains have even set up designated “quiet cars” banning cell phone conversation. Oh, how times have changed. To

vintage illustration train phones

Mobile Phone Milestone

Constant cell phone chatter has become a chief complaint among train commuters. Hoping for some peace and quiet on their commute, some trains have even set up designated “quiet cars” banning cell phone conversation. Oh, how times have changed. To

picture 1950s housewife shopping

Mom’s Suburban Supermarket Adventures

One day while flipping through a 3 year old, dog-eared magazine while waiting for her hair to dry at the Glam-A- Rama Beauty Parlor, my mid-century Mom happened upon an article in the May 1955 issue of Better Living Magazine

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Mom’s Suburban Supermarket Adventures

One day while flipping through a 3 year old, dog-eared magazine while waiting for her hair to dry at the Glam-A- Rama Beauty Parlor, my mid-century Mom happened upon an article in the May 1955 issue of Better Living Magazine

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Back to The Future Pt.III Retro Tech for the Suburbs

Leisure in the Suburbs The future suburbanite as envisioned by mid-century ad men would have a life of unparalleled  ease. The future of the past was populated with robotic like contractions that would take care of all the hard work.

vintage tech suburbs 1950s

Back to The Future Pt.III Retro Tech for the Suburbs

Leisure in the Suburbs The future suburbanite as envisioned by mid-century ad men would have a life of unparalleled  ease. The future of the past was populated with robotic like contractions that would take care of all the hard work.