Posts Tagged: JFK

Time Magazine JFK inauguration

Color Me Hopeful- Remembering the Kennedy Inauguration

Tomorrow is a day of no TV for me. Inauguration day, 2017 my TV goes dark. For over 50 years I have watched with pride every televised presidential swearing-in.  Whether on an oversize mahogany housed Philco, a portable RCA, a

Time Magazine JFK inauguration

Color Me Hopeful- Remembering the Kennedy Inauguration

Tomorrow is a day of no TV for me. Inauguration day, 2017 my TV goes dark. For over 50 years I have watched with pride every televised presidential swearing-in.  Whether on an oversize mahogany housed Philco, a portable RCA, a

kennedy-nixon-debate-tv

Kennedy Nixon Debate – A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

  The 1960 presidential debate was an unprecedented event. For the first time ever, the American voter,  in the comfort of his own living room could watch a presidential campaign debate staged specifically for the viewer. It was the debate

kennedy-nixon-debate-tv

Kennedy Nixon Debate – A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

  The 1960 presidential debate was an unprecedented event. For the first time ever, the American voter,  in the comfort of his own living room could watch a presidential campaign debate staged specifically for the viewer. It was the debate

Summer of 1960 Beach Club

JFK and the Summer of High Hopes

A Favorite From the Vault The sizzling summer of 1960 was dominated by the equally hot Presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Earlier in the summer Kennedy had boldly beckoned us to hitch our wagon to his

Summer of 1960 Beach Club

JFK and the Summer of High Hopes

A Favorite From the Vault The sizzling summer of 1960 was dominated by the equally hot Presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Earlier in the summer Kennedy had boldly beckoned us to hitch our wagon to his

Kennedy Wanted For Treason Poster 1963

Dangerous Donald: A Clear and Present Danger?

Who’s Committing Treason? In November 1963 a few short days before President John Kennedy visited Dallas where he would be tragically assassinated, thousands of handbills like these were distributed by supporters of the right-wing group the John Birch Society, a

Kennedy Wanted For Treason Poster 1963

Dangerous Donald: A Clear and Present Danger?

Who’s Committing Treason? In November 1963 a few short days before President John Kennedy visited Dallas where he would be tragically assassinated, thousands of handbills like these were distributed by supporters of the right-wing group the John Birch Society, a

1960 Democratic Convention Life Magazine cover

Democratic Convention 1960 – JFK’s New Frontier

The 1960 Democratic Convention was a high-steppin, wild west of a  good time, and my family and myself had front row seats in front of our Philco. It was as rip roarin, rip snortin a time as any western on

1960 Democratic Convention Life Magazine cover

Democratic Convention 1960 – JFK’s New Frontier

The 1960 Democratic Convention was a high-steppin, wild west of a  good time, and my family and myself had front row seats in front of our Philco. It was as rip roarin, rip snortin a time as any western on

Life Magazine cover Wisconsin Primary 1960 JFK and Humphrey

Wisconsin Primary 1960

In late March 1960 a yet to turn 43-year-old Senator from Massachusetts was near the beginning of his long hard struggle for the presidency when he arrived in Wisconsin to face off Minnesota’s popular senator. Just as it may in

Life Magazine cover Wisconsin Primary 1960 JFK and Humphrey

Wisconsin Primary 1960

In late March 1960 a yet to turn 43-year-old Senator from Massachusetts was near the beginning of his long hard struggle for the presidency when he arrived in Wisconsin to face off Minnesota’s popular senator. Just as it may in

vintage maidenform bra ad woman campaigning

Who Said a Woman Can Be President?

What would JFK think of Hillary’s bid for the Presidency? As Hillary Clinton begins her run for President  some Republican pundits are still debating whether a woman is worthy of sitting in the oval office. During another presidential election nearly

vintage maidenform bra ad woman campaigning

Who Said a Woman Can Be President?

What would JFK think of Hillary’s bid for the Presidency? As Hillary Clinton begins her run for President  some Republican pundits are still debating whether a woman is worthy of sitting in the oval office. During another presidential election nearly

vintage picture dr visiting sick child 1950s

The Measles Crisis of October

I remember a time, not so long ago, when measles were just a memory. Now the political debate over measles and vaccines has exploded creating a stand-off between those supporting vaccines and the anti vaxxers. The last time politics and

vintage picture dr visiting sick child 1950s

The Measles Crisis of October

I remember a time, not so long ago, when measles were just a memory. Now the political debate over measles and vaccines has exploded creating a stand-off between those supporting vaccines and the anti vaxxers. The last time politics and

vintage illustration childrens book

Revisiting Thanksgiving 1960 pt II

    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, not on a farm like in the

vintage illustration childrens book

Revisiting Thanksgiving 1960 pt II

    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, not on a farm like in the

couple smoking

Remembrance of New Years Eve Past Pt II

New Years Eve Party The countdown to my parents  1959 New Years Eve party had begun. On the cusp of the space age my parents prepared for a new years Eve Party that would send them soaring into the world

couple smoking

Remembrance of New Years Eve Past Pt II

New Years Eve Party The countdown to my parents  1959 New Years Eve party had begun. On the cusp of the space age my parents prepared for a new years Eve Party that would send them soaring into the world