Posts Tagged: commentary

Kent State sweatshirt Urban Outfitters 2014

Urban Outfitters Makes a Bloody Mistake

File this under bad taste. If one is to believe Urban Outfitters, famous for their controversial items, nothing says vintage-fun like a blood spattered Kent State sweatshirt; a nostalgic reminder of those crazy collegiate antics of the 1970s. The hip

Kent State sweatshirt Urban Outfitters 2014

Urban Outfitters Makes a Bloody Mistake

File this under bad taste. If one is to believe Urban Outfitters, famous for their controversial items, nothing says vintage-fun like a blood spattered Kent State sweatshirt; a nostalgic reminder of those crazy collegiate antics of the 1970s. The hip

vintage illustration college graduation

Empty Nest Egg Syndrome

To the click of camera shutters and the ring  of stirring oratory, hundreds of thousands of students have stepped forward this spring to receive diplomas from the colleges and universities of our vast country,  thus marking an age-old  rite of

vintage illustration college graduation

Empty Nest Egg Syndrome

To the click of camera shutters and the ring  of stirring oratory, hundreds of thousands of students have stepped forward this spring to receive diplomas from the colleges and universities of our vast country,  thus marking an age-old  rite of

vintage illustration men and women on college campus

Matriculating Into Mid Century Matrimony

June is the month-long associated with graduates and brides and it wasn’t that long ago that they were often one and the same thing. If  author Susan Patton has her way, female graduates would do well to follow that same

vintage illustration men and women on college campus

Matriculating Into Mid Century Matrimony

June is the month-long associated with graduates and brides and it wasn’t that long ago that they were often one and the same thing. If  author Susan Patton has her way, female graduates would do well to follow that same

snapshots, camera photos vintage

Kodak Moments in the Age of Anthony Weiner

“The Snapshots you’ll want Tomorrow you must take Today,” declares the Kodak ad from 1935 “What a rush of memories a snapshot like this brings. You live again the precious hours-all the associations come back…” With a mayoral hopeful flashing

snapshots, camera photos vintage

Kodak Moments in the Age of Anthony Weiner

“The Snapshots you’ll want Tomorrow you must take Today,” declares the Kodak ad from 1935 “What a rush of memories a snapshot like this brings. You live again the precious hours-all the associations come back…” With a mayoral hopeful flashing

art work collage sally edelstein

Shell Shock & Awe-Ten Years Later

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the US led invasion of Iraq a, war that lasted far longer than the cakewalk it was projected to be. So far about 4,480 US troops have been killed . 32,000 Americans wounded

art work collage sally edelstein

Shell Shock & Awe-Ten Years Later

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the US led invasion of Iraq a, war that lasted far longer than the cakewalk it was projected to be. So far about 4,480 US troops have been killed . 32,000 Americans wounded

vintage illustration voting

Voting-Democracy in Action

Growing up our textbooks taught us that America was Democracy in action Especially when it came to our cherished right to vote “Americans are proud of what they have built”, the reader is told in “The New Ways in the

vintage illustration voting

Voting-Democracy in Action

Growing up our textbooks taught us that America was Democracy in action Especially when it came to our cherished right to vote “Americans are proud of what they have built”, the reader is told in “The New Ways in the

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

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 illustration college graduation

Empty Nest Egg Syndrome

To the click of camera shutters and the ring  of stirring oratory, hundreds of thousands of students have stepped forward this spring to receive diplomas from the colleges and universities of our vast country,  thus marking an age old  rite

vintage illustration college graduation

Empty Nest Egg Syndrome

To the click of camera shutters and the ring  of stirring oratory, hundreds of thousands of students have stepped forward this spring to receive diplomas from the colleges and universities of our vast country,  thus marking an age old  rite

Matriculating Into Mid Century Matrimony

June is the month-long associated with graduates and brides and it wasn’t that long ago that they were often one and the same thing. Most young women in the 1950’s and early 1960’s were convinced that the basic occupation of

Matriculating Into Mid Century Matrimony

June is the month-long associated with graduates and brides and it wasn’t that long ago that they were often one and the same thing. Most young women in the 1950’s and early 1960’s were convinced that the basic occupation of

Do You Dream in Kodacolor?

The red white and blue American Dream sparkled in Kodacolor. Kodak and the American Dream were made for one another. The wholesome images of  all-American family fun portrayed in their long running advertisements would saturate our Kodacolor dreams for decades

Do You Dream in Kodacolor?

The red white and blue American Dream sparkled in Kodacolor. Kodak and the American Dream were made for one another. The wholesome images of  all-American family fun portrayed in their long running advertisements would saturate our Kodacolor dreams for decades