Posts Tagged: middle class

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

Vintage Packard Car Ad 1937

Envy and the American Dream

Screen Envy Happy days are here again… the new iPhone is out! An uncharacteristic hush descended on my local Starbucks today as a wave of envy swept through the coffee-house. As if in unison, covetous coffee drinkers looked up from

Vintage Packard Car Ad 1937

Envy and the American Dream

Screen Envy Happy days are here again… the new iPhone is out! An uncharacteristic hush descended on my local Starbucks today as a wave of envy swept through the coffee-house. As if in unison, covetous coffee drinkers looked up from

vintage illustration WWII vets college

GI Joe To 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 WWII vets college

GI Joe To 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 college graduation

Empty Nest Egg Syndrome

To the click of camera shutters and the ring  of stirring oratory, hundreds of thousands of students have stepped forward this spring to receive diplomas from the colleges and universities of our vast country,  thus marking an age-old  rite of

vintage illustration college graduation

Empty Nest Egg Syndrome

To the click of camera shutters and the ring  of stirring oratory, hundreds of thousands of students have stepped forward this spring to receive diplomas from the colleges and universities of our vast country,  thus marking an age-old  rite of

A Soaring Economy

The soaring economy of post war America was the gold standard for the American Dream. The people of Mid-Century America had never been more prosperous, never had Dad the breadwinner taken home so much money. The soaring strength of the

A Soaring Economy

The soaring economy of post war America was the gold standard for the American Dream. The people of Mid-Century America had never been more prosperous, never had Dad the breadwinner taken home so much money. The soaring strength of the

vintage illustration school kids 1950

American Dream Doesn’t Add Up

Two Schools of Thought Simply put, sometimes the American Dream seems very black and white. According to a new study by economists at the University of California, Berkley, the current income inequality between the have’s and have not’s has never

vintage illustration school kids 1950

American Dream Doesn’t Add Up

Two Schools of Thought Simply put, sometimes the American Dream seems very black and white. According to a new study by economists at the University of California, Berkley, the current income inequality between the have’s and have not’s has never

vintage 1960 housewife with camera

Do You Dream in Kodacolor?

The beleaguered middle class seems to be fading away like a once cherished Kodak snapshot. The red white and blue American Dream once sparkled in Kodacolor. Kodak and the American Dream were made for one another. The wholesome images of 

vintage 1960 housewife with camera

Do You Dream in Kodacolor?

The beleaguered middle class seems to be fading away like a once cherished Kodak snapshot. The red white and blue American Dream once sparkled in Kodacolor. Kodak and the American Dream were made for one another. The wholesome images of 

vintage illustration ad cruise ship 1950s

Cruising Into Retirement

Mid-century America was the golden age for the golden years. As the baby boomers grew up living out the suburban American Dream of plenty,  it was assumed we would eventually cruise comfortably into easy retirement just as our grandparents and

vintage illustration ad cruise ship 1950s

Cruising Into Retirement

Mid-century America was the golden age for the golden years. As the baby boomers grew up living out the suburban American Dream of plenty,  it was assumed we would eventually cruise comfortably into easy retirement just as our grandparents and

Vintage ad Listerine Colds 1940s

The Cold Wars: Nothing to Sneeze At

As obsessed as my mid-century father was with the Cold War, my mother was equally concerned about the war on colds. To each end they were constantly on alert for unseen, unknown, camouflaged enemies ready to insinuate themselves into our

Vintage ad Listerine Colds 1940s

The Cold Wars: Nothing to Sneeze At

As obsessed as my mid-century father was with the Cold War, my mother was equally concerned about the war on colds. To each end they were constantly on alert for unseen, unknown, camouflaged enemies ready to insinuate themselves into our