Posts Tagged: health

Vintage fashions

Memories Coming Out of Mothballs

For some, the sweet perfume of lilacs drifting through open screened windows evoke spring. For me springtime can be conjured up with the toxic smell of mothballs. These past many months as I have been sadly consumed with closing down

Vintage fashions

Memories Coming Out of Mothballs

For some, the sweet perfume of lilacs drifting through open screened windows evoke spring. For me springtime can be conjured up with the toxic smell of mothballs. These past many months as I have been sadly consumed with closing down

vintage illustration man and woman sneezing

Remembrance of Flu Epidemics Past Pt II

Just like today, in the cold winter of 1957 the war against the flu raged. The dreaded Asiatic Flu that was spreading through the country, hit my own mother hard. The flu was on the march and health authorities everywhere

vintage illustration man and woman sneezing

Remembrance of Flu Epidemics Past Pt II

Just like today, in the cold winter of 1957 the war against the flu raged. The dreaded Asiatic Flu that was spreading through the country, hit my own mother hard. The flu was on the march and health authorities everywhere

Remembrances of Flu Epidemics Pasts

Flu season sends chills through me. Literally As the U.S. finds itself in the worst flu epidemic in years, I am chillingly reminded of flu epidemics past. Scary tales  of the devastating  flu epidemic of 1918 that haunted me through

Remembrances of Flu Epidemics Pasts

Flu season sends chills through me. Literally As the U.S. finds itself in the worst flu epidemic in years, I am chillingly reminded of flu epidemics past. Scary tales  of the devastating  flu epidemic of 1918 that haunted me through

Vintage illustration 1950s babys at Beach

Baby, What a Tan

Summer and tanning is deeply burned into me…literally. Though I no longer sport the deeply burnished Bain de Soliel St. Tropez tan of my twenties nor the beloved bronze glow of the Johnson’s baby oil tan of my teens, I

Vintage illustration 1950s babys at Beach

Baby, What a Tan

Summer and tanning is deeply burned into me…literally. Though I no longer sport the deeply burnished Bain de Soliel St. Tropez tan of my twenties nor the beloved bronze glow of the Johnson’s baby oil tan of my teens, I

illustration coal miners industry

Make Coal Great Again

How do we make America great again? Burn, baby, burn! Yes, it’s time to make coal great again! Wave a white flag; we are ending the long war on coal. Though of course the next time we wave a flag

illustration coal miners industry

Make Coal Great Again

How do we make America great again? Burn, baby, burn! Yes, it’s time to make coal great again! Wave a white flag; we are ending the long war on coal. Though of course the next time we wave a flag

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

vintage illustration drs and health emergency

Medical Emergency- America’s Health Care

Critical Care As the halls of Congress morph into a Critical Care Unit, the GOP’s prescription “to preserve our freedom” appears to be to pull the plug on Obamacare- STAT! Although some Republicans overt hysterics appear to have gone into

vintage illustration drs and health emergency

Medical Emergency- America’s Health Care

Critical Care As the halls of Congress morph into a Critical Care Unit, the GOP’s prescription “to preserve our freedom” appears to be to pull the plug on Obamacare- STAT! Although some Republicans overt hysterics appear to have gone into

illustration Fidel Castro cigar Mad Magazine

Castro and My Cold War Childhood

Though a half a century apart, November now marks the death of two Cold War icons. Just four days after the anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his nemesis Cuba’s Communist leader Fidel Castro has died at age

illustration Fidel Castro cigar Mad Magazine

Castro and My Cold War Childhood

Though a half a century apart, November now marks the death of two Cold War icons. Just four days after the anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his nemesis Cuba’s Communist leader Fidel Castro has died at age

vintage woman drinking Dr Pepper

Big Soda Big Lies

Americans are worried…First they came for our tobacco, now are they coming for our sugary drinks? This election has caused  panic among our citizens. While many alarmed Americans are agitated, losing sleep over possible deportation, distressed over the state of

vintage woman drinking Dr Pepper

Big Soda Big Lies

Americans are worried…First they came for our tobacco, now are they coming for our sugary drinks? This election has caused  panic among our citizens. While many alarmed Americans are agitated, losing sleep over possible deportation, distressed over the state of

Sally Edelstein collage of appropriated images Atmospheric Bomb tests 1950s

Accidents Will Happen – By the Bombs Early Light

Rivaling the Grimm Brothers, one of the greatest stories told by the U.S. Government to its citizens  was the safety of the nuclear testing done in Nevada in the 1950’s. Our government insisted that the spate of nuclear atmospheric testings

Sally Edelstein collage of appropriated images Atmospheric Bomb tests 1950s

Accidents Will Happen – By the Bombs Early Light

Rivaling the Grimm Brothers, one of the greatest stories told by the U.S. Government to its citizens  was the safety of the nuclear testing done in Nevada in the 1950’s. Our government insisted that the spate of nuclear atmospheric testings