Posts Tagged: Romance

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Rosie the Riveter Rocks a Swimsuit

1944 was a different kind of summer. It was a sweltering July and along with most war-weary Americans, Rosie the Riveter needed a day off. In the heat and stickiness of summer everybody was tired, dog tired, completely fed up

Vintage Swimsuit ad Hurrell photographer

Rosie the Riveter Rocks a Swimsuit

1944 was a different kind of summer. It was a sweltering July and along with most war-weary Americans, Rosie the Riveter needed a day off. In the heat and stickiness of summer everybody was tired, dog tired, completely fed up

vintage cartoon comic girl in sunglasses

Not That Kind of a Girl

The selling of who we may love has finally reached its expiration date. In a country that long prided itself on endless choices of toothpaste, breakfast cereal and shampoos, for far too long there really was only one choice when

vintage cartoon comic girl in sunglasses

Not That Kind of a Girl

The selling of who we may love has finally reached its expiration date. In a country that long prided itself on endless choices of toothpaste, breakfast cereal and shampoos, for far too long there really was only one choice when

vintage illustration Tom Tomato circling the globe on pickle

Keeping Hubby Happy the Heinz Way

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 illustration Tom Tomato circling the globe on pickle

Keeping Hubby Happy the Heinz Way

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 illustration bride and groom

The Model Bride and Illustrator Jon Whitcomb

Like most mid-century girls, Bitsy Bendix longed to be a bride, convinced that the basic occupation of virtually every girl was choosing a man to marry. But for bachelorette Bitsy the next best thing happened. In the summer of 1950

vintage illustration bride and groom

The Model Bride and Illustrator Jon Whitcomb

Like most mid-century girls, Bitsy Bendix longed to be a bride, convinced that the basic occupation of virtually every girl was choosing a man to marry. But for bachelorette Bitsy the next best thing happened. In the summer of 1950

vintage illustration Jon Whitcomb

A Vintage Valentines Day Dilemma -Do’s & Don’ts

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

A Vintage Valentines Day Dilemma -Do’s & Don’ts

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 WWII soldier kissing girl

Winter War Time Romance PTII

Moonlight Becomes You “The breathless night. The moon burning on its billion watt radiance. Multiplying mystery, quickening the pulse. Stirring up a suddenly sweet tumult. Heady stuff this. To look into his eyes and know that you were never lovelier.

vintage illustration WWII soldier kissing girl

Winter War Time Romance PTII

Moonlight Becomes You “The breathless night. The moon burning on its billion watt radiance. Multiplying mystery, quickening the pulse. Stirring up a suddenly sweet tumult. Heady stuff this. To look into his eyes and know that you were never lovelier.

vintage illustration 1944 girl and soldier embracing

A Winter War Time Romance

The winter of 1944 was a blustery one. ..but it would soon turn torrid. Christmas break, my 18-year-old college freshman mother Betty hopped on a Pullman, joining her family for a well needed vacation in balmy Miami Beach. The glow

vintage illustration 1944 girl and soldier embracing

A Winter War Time Romance

The winter of 1944 was a blustery one. ..but it would soon turn torrid. Christmas break, my 18-year-old college freshman mother Betty hopped on a Pullman, joining her family for a well needed vacation in balmy Miami Beach. The glow

vintage illustration jon whitcomb

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle; A valentines Day Dilemma

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 even the smoothest post war gal

vintage illustration jon whitcomb

To Canoodle or Not to Canoodle; A valentines Day Dilemma

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 even the smoothest post war gal

vintage illustration WWII soldier kiissing girl

Winter War Time Romance PTII

Moonlight Becomes You “The breathless night. The moon burning on its billion watt radiance. Multiplying mystery, quickening the pulse. Stirring up a suddenly sweet tumult. Heady stuff this. To look into his eyes and know that you were never lovelier.

vintage illustration WWII soldier kiissing girl

Winter War Time Romance PTII

Moonlight Becomes You “The breathless night. The moon burning on its billion watt radiance. Multiplying mystery, quickening the pulse. Stirring up a suddenly sweet tumult. Heady stuff this. To look into his eyes and know that you were never lovelier.

vintage ad soldier kissing girl illustration

A Winter War Time Romance

The winter of 1944 was a blustery one. ..but it would soon turn torrid. Christmas break, my 18-year-old college freshman mother Betty hopped on a Pullman, joining her family for a well needed vacation in balmy Miami Beach. The glow

vintage ad soldier kissing girl illustration

A Winter War Time Romance

The winter of 1944 was a blustery one. ..but it would soon turn torrid. Christmas break, my 18-year-old college freshman mother Betty hopped on a Pullman, joining her family for a well needed vacation in balmy Miami Beach. The glow