Posts Tagged: suburbs

Vintage ad Suburban couple and house 1950s

Embracing My Roots

I would grow up living my parents post war American dreams. Nothing personified that dream more than our suburban home where they lived for nearly 62 years. My foundation was entrenched in that home so it should be no surprise

Vintage ad Suburban couple and house 1950s

Embracing My Roots

I would grow up living my parents post war American dreams. Nothing personified that dream more than our suburban home where they lived for nearly 62 years. My foundation was entrenched in that home so it should be no surprise

vintage Halloween mask Castro

Cold War Halloween

On most mid-century days, the suburban streets of my childhood were filled by a legion of door to door salesmen trafficking in fantasy. The pavement belonged to this endless parade of post war peddlers, their sample cases bulging with promises

vintage Halloween mask Castro

Cold War Halloween

On most mid-century days, the suburban streets of my childhood were filled by a legion of door to door salesmen trafficking in fantasy. The pavement belonged to this endless parade of post war peddlers, their sample cases bulging with promises

vintage photo man grilling

Memorial Day BBQ

The Smell of Democracy in the Air Making their season debut, white shoes and Weber grills come out of hibernation as Memorial Day kicks off the beginning of summer. What better way to remember those brave men and women who

vintage photo man grilling

Memorial Day BBQ

The Smell of Democracy in the Air Making their season debut, white shoes and Weber grills come out of hibernation as Memorial Day kicks off the beginning of summer. What better way to remember those brave men and women who

vintage illustration fall foliagee

Vintage Fall Follies-Fallout Pt II

    The blaze of fall color took on a different meaning, the autumn of 1959. Many neighbors did not only burn autumn leaves but their trash as well, giving new meaning to fall cleanup. Burn Baby Burn There was

vintage illustration fall foliagee

Vintage Fall Follies-Fallout Pt II

    The blaze of fall color took on a different meaning, the autumn of 1959. Many neighbors did not only burn autumn leaves but their trash as well, giving new meaning to fall cleanup. Burn Baby Burn There was

vintage picture vintage woman in chefs hat

The Beat of the Suburbs

The suburbs of postwar Long Island silently simmered in a preordained sameness, no more so than in the summer. Summer days were metered out in predictable beats. Smoky backyard barbecues were a ho-hum summer staple of mid-century suburban life, but

vintage picture vintage woman in chefs hat

The Beat of the Suburbs

The suburbs of postwar Long Island silently simmered in a preordained sameness, no more so than in the summer. Summer days were metered out in predictable beats. Smoky backyard barbecues were a ho-hum summer staple of mid-century suburban life, but

Vintage boy eating Ice Cream

When Good Humor Ruled the Suburbs

Growing up in mid-century Long Island, no  sound was more welcome than the suburban siren call of summer – the seductive jingling  bells of the Good Humor truck. Normally at the first ring of that irresistible ding-a-ling-ling, slippery tots would

Vintage boy eating Ice Cream

When Good Humor Ruled the Suburbs

Growing up in mid-century Long Island, no  sound was more welcome than the suburban siren call of summer – the seductive jingling  bells of the Good Humor truck. Normally at the first ring of that irresistible ding-a-ling-ling, slippery tots would

teens beach tannning 60s

Sizzling in the Sixties Suburban Sun

Nothing gave off the glow of good All American health than a deep dark tan, and mid-century teens competed for the fastest tan in the west. After all, our handsome, vigorous young President sported a glamorous tan and who in

teens beach tannning 60s

Sizzling in the Sixties Suburban Sun

Nothing gave off the glow of good All American health than a deep dark tan, and mid-century teens competed for the fastest tan in the west. After all, our handsome, vigorous young President sported a glamorous tan and who in

Avon Lady Ad

Ding Dong…Avon Calling

 The lyrical sound of Ding Dong… Avon Calling was music to my mid-century mother’s ears.   My father may have said he wanted to be a hands on kinda Dad but it was my Mother who had her hands filled especially

Avon Lady Ad

Ding Dong…Avon Calling

 The lyrical sound of Ding Dong… Avon Calling was music to my mid-century mother’s ears.   My father may have said he wanted to be a hands on kinda Dad but it was my Mother who had her hands filled especially

vintage illustration woman mowing lawn

Ladies and Lawns

The silent spring morning of my suburban childhood were broken by the sounds not of birds chirping but of a symphony of puttering gas lawn mowers synchronized all over the neighborhood. The air would permeate of fresh-cut grass, gasoline and

vintage illustration woman mowing lawn

Ladies and Lawns

The silent spring morning of my suburban childhood were broken by the sounds not of birds chirping but of a symphony of puttering gas lawn mowers synchronized all over the neighborhood. The air would permeate of fresh-cut grass, gasoline and

WWII Coke ad 1944 illustration soldier

On the Front Lines With Coca Cola Pt. 1

During WWII the boys overseas were fighting for Mom, apple pie and a bottle of Coke. Coca Cola, as much a part of the American Dream as a white picket fence and baseball,  has symbolized the American way of life,

WWII Coke ad 1944 illustration soldier

On the Front Lines With Coca Cola Pt. 1

During WWII the boys overseas were fighting for Mom, apple pie and a bottle of Coke. Coca Cola, as much a part of the American Dream as a white picket fence and baseball,  has symbolized the American way of life,