Posts Tagged: mid century

Vintage illustration Jon Whitcomb

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle In Post-War America, love was in the air. Along with Valentines Day’s hearts and flowers, came big dates, big dances, and king sized expectations in high schools and colleges all around the country. But

Vintage illustration Jon Whitcomb

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle In Post-War America, love was in the air. Along with Valentines Day’s hearts and flowers, came big dates, big dances, and king sized expectations in high schools and colleges all around the country. But

Vintage Ad Vendo Vending Machines

Cooling Down the Automatic Way

During this oppressive heat wave, summer’s must have accessory is the ubiquitous water bottle. Whether Aquafina or Poland Springs no one leaves home without toting these portable hydrators. Always at the ready, these  plastic water bottles can be found  littering

Vintage Ad Vendo Vending Machines

Cooling Down the Automatic Way

During this oppressive heat wave, summer’s must have accessory is the ubiquitous water bottle. Whether Aquafina or Poland Springs no one leaves home without toting these portable hydrators. Always at the ready, these  plastic water bottles can be found  littering

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 illustration man in slimming garment

Mid Section Sag and The Mid Century Man

A perennial favorite for many New Year resolution makers is to lose weight and get in shape. For men a flat belly has always been a manly badge of honor. But why work a sweat to sculpt your abs? For

vintage illustration man in slimming garment

Mid Section Sag and The Mid Century Man

A perennial favorite for many New Year resolution makers is to lose weight and get in shape. For men a flat belly has always been a manly badge of honor. But why work a sweat to sculpt your abs? For

Merry Christmas to Americas Teachers

A vintage Christmas wish we can all still learn from. In a letter written to a fictitious teacher, General Mills offered praise to Americas often under appreciated and underpaid teachers in this  beautifully illustrated ad from 1947. Dear Miss Miller:

Merry Christmas to Americas Teachers

A vintage Christmas wish we can all still learn from. In a letter written to a fictitious teacher, General Mills offered praise to Americas often under appreciated and underpaid teachers in this  beautifully illustrated ad from 1947. Dear Miss Miller:

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 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

collage of appropriated images

Art Exhibit Guild Hall, East Hampton, N.Y.

I am pleased that my collage Mutually Assured Consumption and Destruction will be on exhibit at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York from May 2 – June 6, 2015 Using collage as a means of examining social fictions, the

collage of appropriated images

Art Exhibit Guild Hall, East Hampton, N.Y.

I am pleased that my collage Mutually Assured Consumption and Destruction will be on exhibit at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York from May 2 – June 6, 2015 Using collage as a means of examining social fictions, the

Vintage sexist cartoon

The Maddeningly Mad Men World of Sexual Harassment

As the rumblings of the embryonic women’s movement began to be heard in 1970, some women in the workplace began quietly grumbling too. Even as working women began taking baby steps in their Enna Jenkins pumps, their male colleagues still

Vintage sexist cartoon

The Maddeningly Mad Men World of Sexual Harassment

As the rumblings of the embryonic women’s movement began to be heard in 1970, some women in the workplace began quietly grumbling too. Even as working women began taking baby steps in their Enna Jenkins pumps, their male colleagues still

vintage photo couple and Xmas gift mixer

Guaranteed Gal Pleasing Xmas Presents

The Thrill is Gone Now that Christmas is over…let the returns and regifting begin! Just when you thought the holiday shopping frenzy was over it starts all over again as the glut of unwanted gifts get returned. It’s Just What

vintage photo couple and Xmas gift mixer

Guaranteed Gal Pleasing Xmas Presents

The Thrill is Gone Now that Christmas is over…let the returns and regifting begin! Just when you thought the holiday shopping frenzy was over it starts all over again as the glut of unwanted gifts get returned. It’s Just What