Posts Tagged: family

vintage illustration 1950s housewife

Operation June Cleaver

On a recent chilly Sunday women started disappearing from ads, magazine covers, billboards and posters directing readers to Not-There.org. Part of a powerful ad campaign to raise awareness of gender inequality, it was a graphic reminder to women “we’re not

vintage illustration 1950s housewife

Operation June Cleaver

On a recent chilly Sunday women started disappearing from ads, magazine covers, billboards and posters directing readers to Not-There.org. Part of a powerful ad campaign to raise awareness of gender inequality, it was a graphic reminder to women “we’re not

vintage illustration Homemaker in Kitchen 1950s

The Real Housewives of The Cold war

Like most women growing up in the 1950s and 1960s I was fed a generous serving of sugar-coated media stereotypes of happy homemakers who were as frozen and neatly packaged as the processed foods they served their cold war families.

vintage illustration Homemaker in Kitchen 1950s

The Real Housewives of The Cold war

Like most women growing up in the 1950s and 1960s I was fed a generous serving of sugar-coated media stereotypes of happy homemakers who were as frozen and neatly packaged as the processed foods they served their cold war families.

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 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 man with crown

A Retro Fathers Day Fit for a King

Once upon a time, but not too long ago, all Dads were king. Not only for a measly third Sunday in June, but to believe the mid-century American advertiser, the head of the household was the sovereign ruler of his

vintage illustration man with crown

A Retro Fathers Day Fit for a King

Once upon a time, but not too long ago, all Dads were king. Not only for a measly third Sunday in June, but to believe the mid-century American advertiser, the head of the household was the sovereign ruler of his

vintage family riding a soad bottle

Selling the Nuclear Family

Has the selling of the 1950’s nuclear family finally reached it’s expiration date? In a consumer culture of unlimited choices, Madison Avenue has long sold only one brand of the American family…and it is now a bit shopworn. Never was

vintage family riding a soad bottle

Selling the Nuclear Family

Has the selling of the 1950’s nuclear family finally reached it’s expiration date? In a consumer culture of unlimited choices, Madison Avenue has long sold only one brand of the American family…and it is now a bit shopworn. Never was

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Nuclear Family Meltdown

The nuclear family was once as American as the nuclear bomb. But by the end of the 1960’s the nuclear family detonated along with our notion of marriage and motherhood. Parenting and partnering were not a priority for the newly

collage sally edelstein art vintage images

Nuclear Family Meltdown

The nuclear family was once as American as the nuclear bomb. But by the end of the 1960’s the nuclear family detonated along with our notion of marriage and motherhood. Parenting and partnering were not a priority for the newly

vintage illustration family Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all who celebrate Thanksgiving a warm and happy holiday!

vintage illustration family Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all who celebrate Thanksgiving a warm and happy holiday!

vintage illustration baby 1950s

A Hands-On Dad

Prince William is sure to be a hands on kind of Dad. Today’s Dads are much more engaged and involved in their baby’s birth and care than fathers from previous generations who were generally pictured as bumbling fools when it

vintage illustration baby 1950s

A Hands-On Dad

Prince William is sure to be a hands on kind of Dad. Today’s Dads are much more engaged and involved in their baby’s birth and care than fathers from previous generations who were generally pictured as bumbling fools when it

Mother, baby nurse, 1950s

Bringing Baby Home

Here’s Your Hat…Whats Your Hurry? While the Duchess of Cambridge, like most new Moms today, will get a very un royal speedy exit from the hospital after giving birth to her new little prince, my own mid-century Mom was treated

Mother, baby nurse, 1950s

Bringing Baby Home

Here’s Your Hat…Whats Your Hurry? While the Duchess of Cambridge, like most new Moms today, will get a very un royal speedy exit from the hospital after giving birth to her new little prince, my own mid-century Mom was treated