Posts Tagged: satire

Vintage School Book Illustration school bus

Stumping On The Kindergarten Campaign Trail 1960

In the crisp fall of 1960 as presidential hopeful Senator John Kennedy beckoned us into a New Frontier I would be embarking onto my own new frontier – Kindergarten. This New Frontier of 1960 that stood in front of me,

Vintage School Book Illustration school bus

Stumping On The Kindergarten Campaign Trail 1960

In the crisp fall of 1960 as presidential hopeful Senator John Kennedy beckoned us into a New Frontier I would be embarking onto my own new frontier – Kindergarten. This New Frontier of 1960 that stood in front of me,

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

Vintage Beer Ad Miss Rheingold 1948

Miss Rheingold Contest a N.Y. Summer Staple

  Once upon a time, the selection of the annual “Miss Rheingold” was as highly anticipated in N.Y. as the race for the White House. For some mid-century misses the title of Miss America was the American Dream. But in

Vintage Beer Ad Miss Rheingold 1948

Miss Rheingold Contest a N.Y. Summer Staple

  Once upon a time, the selection of the annual “Miss Rheingold” was as highly anticipated in N.Y. as the race for the White House. For some mid-century misses the title of Miss America was the American Dream. But in

1960 Democratic Convention Life Magazine cover

Democratic Convention 1960 – JFK’s New Frontier

The 1960 Democratic Convention was a high-steppin, wild west of a  good time, and my family and myself had front row seats in front of our Philco. It was as rip roarin, rip snortin a time as any western on

1960 Democratic Convention Life Magazine cover

Democratic Convention 1960 – JFK’s New Frontier

The 1960 Democratic Convention was a high-steppin, wild west of a  good time, and my family and myself had front row seats in front of our Philco. It was as rip roarin, rip snortin a time as any western on

woman with headache

Who’s on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown?

Does it feel like our nation is on the verge of a nervous breakdown? Is there anyone who’s nerves aren’t frayed? Between mass shootings and stalled gun laws, Britain falling and markets plunging, xenophobia spreading as fast as the Zika

woman with headache

Who’s on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown?

Does it feel like our nation is on the verge of a nervous breakdown? Is there anyone who’s nerves aren’t frayed? Between mass shootings and stalled gun laws, Britain falling and markets plunging, xenophobia spreading as fast as the Zika

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

abortion Its Your Body

Abortion Rights – Driving Ms. Crazy

Step on the Gas Nervous Dot the Democrat  is sure glad that Bette’s husband  Dick drives a Chevrolet. Men can be real speed demons on the road but with Republican Dick every ride is big and steady! Dot and Bette

abortion Its Your Body

Abortion Rights – Driving Ms. Crazy

Step on the Gas Nervous Dot the Democrat  is sure glad that Bette’s husband  Dick drives a Chevrolet. Men can be real speed demons on the road but with Republican Dick every ride is big and steady! Dot and Bette

Vintage Comic Book Young Romance 1973

Dial Up Romance- Retro Style

  Retro Advice Reveals What He Really Thinks of You Filed away in the retro romance department is this 1973 gem which offers a gal a hassle-free way to find out what that groovy boy you like really thinks of

Vintage Comic Book Young Romance 1973

Dial Up Romance- Retro Style

  Retro Advice Reveals What He Really Thinks of You Filed away in the retro romance department is this 1973 gem which offers a gal a hassle-free way to find out what that groovy boy you like really thinks of

Vintage illustration GOP elephant and Democratic Donkey

Was the Grand Old Party Once Really Grand?

Fact or Fiction It may sound like a fairy tale but once upon a time the GOP really were…well, pretty Grand! Today when the phrase “moderate Republican” is fast becoming an oxymoron, it seems like fiction  to imagine a  time

Vintage illustration GOP elephant and Democratic Donkey

Was the Grand Old Party Once Really Grand?

Fact or Fiction It may sound like a fairy tale but once upon a time the GOP really were…well, pretty Grand! Today when the phrase “moderate Republican” is fast becoming an oxymoron, it seems like fiction  to imagine a  time

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