Posts Tagged: middle class

Sally Edelstein Collage of appropriated images

Trump to White Working Class: You’ve Been Scammed!

There’s A Sucker Born Every Minute Trump supporters who have carelessly catapulted a charlatan into the White House serve only to prove P.T. Barnum’s famous line “There’s a sucker born every minute.” The brash NY businessman/reality star  follows in the

Sally Edelstein Collage of appropriated images

Trump to White Working Class: You’ve Been Scammed!

There’s A Sucker Born Every Minute Trump supporters who have carelessly catapulted a charlatan into the White House serve only to prove P.T. Barnum’s famous line “There’s a sucker born every minute.” The brash NY businessman/reality star  follows in the

vintage illustration men toasting

Republican Winners Take All

  Hoist a Baccarat cut crystal tumbler of 24-year-old BenRiach scotch whiskey ( distilled during the Reagan years) and toast the return of Republican power. Despite being voted in bigly by the “little guys,” corporate powers and the wealthy elite

vintage illustration men toasting

Republican Winners Take All

  Hoist a Baccarat cut crystal tumbler of 24-year-old BenRiach scotch whiskey ( distilled during the Reagan years) and toast the return of Republican power. Despite being voted in bigly by the “little guys,” corporate powers and the wealthy elite

Vintage photo father and son factory worjers

Job Security a Thing of the Past -Vanishing America

Job security in a big manufacturing plant has gone the way of the tailed fin automobile. Today both are quaint notions, remnants of that mythological American dream past. The promises offered by  manufacturing was always a secure path to the

Vintage photo father and son factory worjers

Job Security a Thing of the Past -Vanishing America

Job security in a big manufacturing plant has gone the way of the tailed fin automobile. Today both are quaint notions, remnants of that mythological American dream past. The promises offered by  manufacturing was always a secure path to the

Vintage Illustration soldiers at college

GI Joe Becomes Joe College

Once upon a time colleges and home ownership were a privilege reserved for the rich. As the cost of 4 years of college education escalates between $100,00 and $200,000 we  may end up replicating  those pre- WWII times. It was

Vintage Illustration soldiers at college

GI Joe Becomes Joe College

Once upon a time colleges and home ownership were a privilege reserved for the rich. As the cost of 4 years of college education escalates between $100,00 and $200,000 we  may end up replicating  those pre- WWII times. It was

Vintage Illustration wall around NYC

Urban Middle Class – A Thing of the Past

“Want to build a wall around Manhattan?” asks this 1948 ad for Goodyear. Well in 2016 one has already been built. Billionaire Donald Trump’s pipe dream of wanting to build a wall along the Mexican Border of the U.S. may

Vintage Illustration wall around NYC

Urban Middle Class – A Thing of the Past

“Want to build a wall around Manhattan?” asks this 1948 ad for Goodyear. Well in 2016 one has already been built. Billionaire Donald Trump’s pipe dream of wanting to build a wall along the Mexican Border of the U.S. may

Happy 1950s Family Vintage Kodak Camera ad

The Fading Middle Class

America’s middle class is vanishing before our eyes, fading away like a once cherished Kodacolor snapshot. Today the possibility of obtaining the American Dream feels as outmoded as these vintage advertisements from Kodak. The sad fall from grace for American

Happy 1950s Family Vintage Kodak Camera ad

The Fading Middle Class

America’s middle class is vanishing before our eyes, fading away like a once cherished Kodacolor snapshot. Today the possibility of obtaining the American Dream feels as outmoded as these vintage advertisements from Kodak. The sad fall from grace for American

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 1960s family and chart of economic growth

The Gold Standard for The American Dream

The booming economy of post war America was the gold standard for the American Dream. It is the benchmark many refer to  when they refer to making America great again or pledge as Ted Cruz did, to “restore the great

vintage 1960s family and chart of economic growth

The Gold Standard for The American Dream

The booming economy of post war America was the gold standard for the American Dream. It is the benchmark many refer to  when they refer to making America great again or pledge as Ted Cruz did, to “restore the great

vintage illustration small businessman

In Praise of the Small Businessman

We are watching the death of small business in America. As people trample over one another to get deals in giant corporate big box stores on Black Friday they are also trampling over small businesses. It’s no small thing. We

vintage illustration small businessman

In Praise of the Small Businessman

We are watching the death of small business in America. As people trample over one another to get deals in giant corporate big box stores on Black Friday they are also trampling over small businesses. It’s no small thing. We

vintage illustration 2 boys

The Unequal State of America

  When you walk into the voting booth today, vote with income inequality in mind. Cast your vote for candidates who support a strong minimum wage increase and help the hard-working citizens who deserve their fair share. You Might Also

vintage illustration 2 boys

The Unequal State of America

  When you walk into the voting booth today, vote with income inequality in mind. Cast your vote for candidates who support a strong minimum wage increase and help the hard-working citizens who deserve their fair share. You Might Also