Posts Tagged: housewives

Kellyanne Conway’s Cold War Collection of Kitchen Spyware

From the Kellyanne Conway Cold War Kitchen Collection of spyware just right for around the house and around the clock surveillance. Perfect for that mid-century miss intent on keeping her eyes peeled for a Ruskie spy posing as the milkman.

Kellyanne Conway’s Cold War Collection of Kitchen Spyware

From the Kellyanne Conway Cold War Kitchen Collection of spyware just right for around the house and around the clock surveillance. Perfect for that mid-century miss intent on keeping her eyes peeled for a Ruskie spy posing as the milkman.

Vintage baby photo 1920s

A Jazz Age Baby

In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age babe

Vintage baby photo 1920s

A Jazz Age Baby

In 1926 while flaming youth roared and thousands mourned the death of  Rudolph Valentino, my grandparents, Sadie and Arthur were overjoyed at the birth of their second daughter, Betty, my mother. A beloved Bastille Day baby, this jazz age babe

Detail Collage- Constant Cravings by Sally Edelstein. Collage composed of appropriated vintage images

Disordered Eating

  Our eating really got disordered over half a century a go. In a culture where many still feel unempowered, where rigid beauty standards and body shaming run rampant  and women still learn to nurture others while neglecting to nourish

Detail Collage- Constant Cravings by Sally Edelstein. Collage composed of appropriated vintage images

Disordered Eating

  Our eating really got disordered over half a century a go. In a culture where many still feel unempowered, where rigid beauty standards and body shaming run rampant  and women still learn to nurture others while neglecting to nourish

The Big Payoff – The Great American Contest

The American Dream of striking it rich by taking a chance on chance has never been more evident than in the afterglow of Powerball fever. That classic recipe for getting rich quick is one-handed down for generations, a potent mixture

The Big Payoff – The Great American Contest

The American Dream of striking it rich by taking a chance on chance has never been more evident than in the afterglow of Powerball fever. That classic recipe for getting rich quick is one-handed down for generations, a potent mixture

WWI poster Food Conservation Immigrants

I Pledge Allegiance – Women & Food in WWI

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his hyphenated American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

WWI poster Food Conservation Immigrants

I Pledge Allegiance – Women & Food in WWI

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his hyphenated American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

WWI Food Conservation Eat Less Bread

Women and Food Will Win the War – WWI

Food shaming is nothing new Nearly 100 years ago dietary transgressions were darn near treasonable. Not unlike today there was a moralization of food choices but it was based less on nutrition and health than patriotism. A century before the

WWI Food Conservation Eat Less Bread

Women and Food Will Win the War – WWI

Food shaming is nothing new Nearly 100 years ago dietary transgressions were darn near treasonable. Not unlike today there was a moralization of food choices but it was based less on nutrition and health than patriotism. A century before the

collage appropriated vintage images Sally Edelstein

Housework and the Happy Homemaker

Happy Homemaker To believe all the colorful mid-century advertisements no one was the beneficiary of the cold war culture of casual, carefree living more so than the housewife of the 1950’s and ‘60s. All manner of unparalleled ease from cleaning

collage appropriated vintage images Sally Edelstein

Housework and the Happy Homemaker

Happy Homemaker To believe all the colorful mid-century advertisements no one was the beneficiary of the cold war culture of casual, carefree living more so than the housewife of the 1950’s and ‘60s. All manner of unparalleled ease from cleaning

Vintage racist ad GE 1947 Black Maid

Black Stereotypes in Advertising- Maid to Order

The Oscar so White  movement has justly taken Hollywood to task for its diversity problem. Much has been made of the fact that when the Academy has given an Oscar to black actors it has, nearly 55 % of the

Vintage racist ad GE 1947 Black Maid

Black Stereotypes in Advertising- Maid to Order

The Oscar so White  movement has justly taken Hollywood to task for its diversity problem. Much has been made of the fact that when the Academy has given an Oscar to black actors it has, nearly 55 % of the

Vintage Housewife holding telephone

The Telephone and the Housewife

It’s a very mobile Christmas. Imagine the old days of being tied to a desktop computer to do shopping. It’s so 2006. As we swipe our ways through the holidays on our smart phones, it’s hard to remember a time

Vintage Housewife holding telephone

The Telephone and the Housewife

It’s a very mobile Christmas. Imagine the old days of being tied to a desktop computer to do shopping. It’s so 2006. As we swipe our ways through the holidays on our smart phones, it’s hard to remember a time

Vintage photo housewife shopping for meat

Where’s the Beef?

  When it comes to American exceptionalism, we Americans have long had an exceptionally voracious appetite for red meat, making us the proud leader of the free, meat-eatin’ world. In this land of democracy, meat has reigned as king. But

Vintage photo housewife shopping for meat

Where’s the Beef?

  When it comes to American exceptionalism, we Americans have long had an exceptionally voracious appetite for red meat, making us the proud leader of the free, meat-eatin’ world. In this land of democracy, meat has reigned as king. But