Posts Tagged: marriage

Gay Bachelor and the Bride

  In honor of LGBT Pride Month, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite stories from the Vault: Next to the waiter passing the champagne, my confirmed bachelor Great Uncle Harry was the most sought after man at a mid-century

Gay Bachelor and the Bride

  In honor of LGBT Pride Month, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite stories from the Vault: Next to the waiter passing the champagne, my confirmed bachelor Great Uncle Harry was the most sought after man at a mid-century

vintage illustration 1950s husband and wife

Atomic Passion – The Utterly Unauthorized Story of My Conception

It was spring 1954. While the Cold War was frozen solid, thanks to a temporary thaw in my parents own chilly clashes, I would be conceived on a sweltering hot night that June.   The year had started with a

vintage illustration 1950s husband and wife

Atomic Passion – The Utterly Unauthorized Story of My Conception

It was spring 1954. While the Cold War was frozen solid, thanks to a temporary thaw in my parents own chilly clashes, I would be conceived on a sweltering hot night that June.   The year had started with a

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 Valentines Day Ad Heinz Ketchup 1940

A Valentine From the Vault

With Valentines day fast approaching, the media is running  rampant with  romance tips.   Forget everything else you’ve read – think Heinz. Who knew a simple condiment in your kitchen could come to your romance rescue? During the dark days of

Vintage Valentines Day Ad Heinz Ketchup 1940

A Valentine From the Vault

With Valentines day fast approaching, the media is running  rampant with  romance tips.   Forget everything else you’ve read – think Heinz. Who knew a simple condiment in your kitchen could come to your romance rescue? During the dark days of

I was Curious vintage Schlitz Beer ad 1946

Test Your Retro Gaydar

I’m curious. How’s your mid-century gaydar? If it doesn’t go off checking out these series of vintage advertisements, it needs some fine tuning. During the same  post war period as the film Carol recreates, Madison Avenue captured that same curious

I was Curious vintage Schlitz Beer ad 1946

Test Your Retro Gaydar

I’m curious. How’s your mid-century gaydar? If it doesn’t go off checking out these series of vintage advertisements, it needs some fine tuning. During the same  post war period as the film Carol recreates, Madison Avenue captured that same curious

vintage sexist Wife Beater Permit

Domestic Violence- No Joke

Who says there’s nothing funny about domestic violence? For some mid-century men, beating your wife was not only condoned, but provided an endless source of  belly laughs and good-natured guffaws. What red-blooded all American man  in 1957 wouldn’t be tickled

vintage sexist Wife Beater Permit

Domestic Violence- No Joke

Who says there’s nothing funny about domestic violence? For some mid-century men, beating your wife was not only condoned, but provided an endless source of  belly laughs and good-natured guffaws. What red-blooded all American man  in 1957 wouldn’t be tickled

vintage illustration man car and woman

Cheating Advice After Ashley Madison

Having an affair ain’t what it used to be. Now that Ashley Madison  client base has been hacked, the world’s leading on-line dating service  for married people has sent many a cheating spouse scrambling. It’s a heart breaker for those

vintage illustration man car and woman

Cheating Advice After Ashley Madison

Having an affair ain’t what it used to be. Now that Ashley Madison  client base has been hacked, the world’s leading on-line dating service  for married people has sent many a cheating spouse scrambling. It’s a heart breaker for those

vintage illustration Johnnie Walker in NY

Love Wins – Too Late For Some

After the landmark Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage legal, two octogenarian men became the first same-sex couple to get married in Dallas County Texas.  It only took a half a century of waiting. When it comes to love, it’s

vintage illustration Johnnie Walker in NY

Love Wins – Too Late For Some

After the landmark Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage legal, two octogenarian men became the first same-sex couple to get married in Dallas County Texas.  It only took a half a century of waiting. When it comes to love, it’s

Marriage equality For all

Marriage Equality For All ….Scotus Says I DO

As the The Supremes once said , “You Can’t Hurry Love”. Well it took decades to get another group of Supremes to the altar, but they finally said “I Do” to marriage equality for all! As the window closes  for

Marriage equality For all

Marriage Equality For All ….Scotus Says I DO

As the The Supremes once said , “You Can’t Hurry Love”. Well it took decades to get another group of Supremes to the altar, but they finally said “I Do” to marriage equality for all! As the window closes  for

collage vintage pin up and housewife in kitchen

Marriage and Career- You Can Have It All

Contrary to yesterday’s post with its kooky quiz asking girls to choose  “What Are You Best Fitted For Love or a Career?” one mid-century miss proved the test wrong. Yes indeedy, you could have both. “Why not,” she asked, “have

collage vintage pin up and housewife in kitchen

Marriage and Career- You Can Have It All

Contrary to yesterday’s post with its kooky quiz asking girls to choose  “What Are You Best Fitted For Love or a Career?” one mid-century miss proved the test wrong. Yes indeedy, you could have both. “Why not,” she asked, “have