Posts Tagged: children

vintage illustration children at shoe store

If the Shoe Fits

Like clockwork, Labor Day once signaled the changing of the guard at least as far as mid cenetury shoes were concerned. The Tuesday after Labor Day one would be hard pressed to find the sight of white shoes in my

vintage illustration children at shoe store

If the Shoe Fits

Like clockwork, Labor Day once signaled the changing of the guard at least as far as mid cenetury shoes were concerned. The Tuesday after Labor Day one would be hard pressed to find the sight of white shoes in my

What Are We Doing to These Children?i

Separation of migrant families is a draconian measure with long-lasting consequences for both the children and our society I want to scream. Hearing the plaintiff crying of these children makes me want to scream. Hearing the lies perpetrated by Trump

What Are We Doing to These Children?i

Separation of migrant families is a draconian measure with long-lasting consequences for both the children and our society I want to scream. Hearing the plaintiff crying of these children makes me want to scream. Hearing the lies perpetrated by Trump

Barbie’s Body Evolves

News flash: Barbie’s got some junk in her trunk! After nearly 57 years, Barbie is finally packing on some healthy pounds and she’s not rushing to sign up with Jenny Craig to shed them! In fact she’s quite okay with

Barbie’s Body Evolves

News flash: Barbie’s got some junk in her trunk! After nearly 57 years, Barbie is finally packing on some healthy pounds and she’s not rushing to sign up with Jenny Craig to shed them! In fact she’s quite okay with

vintage illustration boy with gun

Gun Rights and Wrongs

Once upon a time, the fear of “shooting your eye out” was the biggest concern a parent raised concerning children and guns. The Daisy Red Ryder the air rifle made famous in the Jean Shepherd’s classic film A Christmas Story

vintage illustration boy with gun

Gun Rights and Wrongs

Once upon a time, the fear of “shooting your eye out” was the biggest concern a parent raised concerning children and guns. The Daisy Red Ryder the air rifle made famous in the Jean Shepherd’s classic film A Christmas Story

Vintage baby boy 1950s

First Born Boy With Benefits

By George, it’s a Boy! Many in  the media are rhapsodizing over the fact that by delivering a baby boy, Kate Middleton delivered the goods, hitting a home run first time at bat. Despite the fact that the sex of

Vintage baby boy 1950s

First Born Boy With Benefits

By George, it’s a Boy! Many in  the media are rhapsodizing over the fact that by delivering a baby boy, Kate Middleton delivered the goods, hitting a home run first time at bat. Despite the fact that the sex of

candy girl ad 1950s

Stay As Sweet As You Are- Sugar Seduction

Sugar Seduction Being a typical up-to-date-mid-century American baby, my very first mouthful of nourishment was a doctor prescribed, sugar sweetened bottle formula. Modern babies, we were advised, should begin life on Dextrose, cutting their sweet tooth at an early age.

candy girl ad 1950s

Stay As Sweet As You Are- Sugar Seduction

Sugar Seduction Being a typical up-to-date-mid-century American baby, my very first mouthful of nourishment was a doctor prescribed, sugar sweetened bottle formula. Modern babies, we were advised, should begin life on Dextrose, cutting their sweet tooth at an early age.

vintage picture boy as cowboy and gun

Suburban Gun Slingers

Mid-Century suburbia was overrun with pint size gunslingers. After all, toy guns protected cowpokes on the dangerous back yard plains. Ricocheting bullets, exploding grenades and caps firing  were the soundtrack to the suburbs of my youth. No gift was more

vintage picture boy as cowboy and gun

Suburban Gun Slingers

Mid-Century suburbia was overrun with pint size gunslingers. After all, toy guns protected cowpokes on the dangerous back yard plains. Ricocheting bullets, exploding grenades and caps firing  were the soundtrack to the suburbs of my youth. No gift was more

vintage childrens book illustration

On the Kindergarten Campaign Trail

In the crisp fall of 1960 as presidential hopeful Senator John Kennedy beckoned us into a New Frontier I would be embarking onto my own new frontier – Kindergarten. This New Frontier of 1960 that stood in front of me,

vintage childrens book illustration

On the Kindergarten Campaign Trail

In the crisp fall of 1960 as presidential hopeful Senator John Kennedy beckoned us into a New Frontier I would be embarking onto my own new frontier – Kindergarten. This New Frontier of 1960 that stood in front of me,

Vintage illustration children 1950s

Fit Right in with Back to School Shoes

It was the day after Labor Day 1957 and the countdown had begun for the new school term. From Long Island to Little Rock, crisp black and white marbled composition notebooks were hastily purchased, and last-minute yellow Dixon number 2

Vintage illustration children 1950s

Fit Right in with Back to School Shoes

It was the day after Labor Day 1957 and the countdown had begun for the new school term. From Long Island to Little Rock, crisp black and white marbled composition notebooks were hastily purchased, and last-minute yellow Dixon number 2

Pools, Polio and a Mid-Century Miracle

Against the carefree fun of a 1960 summer lingered not-so-old fears of Polio. I would have been very happy spending all day in the turquoise tiled pool at my grandmothers suburban beach club  splashing about till all my digits puckered.

Pools, Polio and a Mid-Century Miracle

Against the carefree fun of a 1960 summer lingered not-so-old fears of Polio. I would have been very happy spending all day in the turquoise tiled pool at my grandmothers suburban beach club  splashing about till all my digits puckered.