Posts Tagged: suburbs

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,

Travel Airplane TWA

The Jet Age Hits Suburbia

Morning Lift Off  Intruding upon on our leisurely Sunday morning breakfast in the winter of 1958, the rude roar of the airplane passing overhead totally obliterated the happy snap, crackle and pop sound effects of my Rice Krispies. Distracted by

Travel Airplane TWA

The Jet Age Hits Suburbia

Morning Lift Off  Intruding upon on our leisurely Sunday morning breakfast in the winter of 1958, the rude roar of the airplane passing overhead totally obliterated the happy snap, crackle and pop sound effects of my Rice Krispies. Distracted by

vintage tech suburbs 1950s

Back to The Future Pt.III Retro Tech for the Suburbs

Leisure in the Suburbs The future suburbanite as envisioned by mid-century ad men would have a life of unparalleled  ease. The future of the past was populated with robotic like contractions that would take care of all the hard work.

vintage tech suburbs 1950s

Back to The Future Pt.III Retro Tech for the Suburbs

Leisure in the Suburbs The future suburbanite as envisioned by mid-century ad men would have a life of unparalleled  ease. The future of the past was populated with robotic like contractions that would take care of all the hard work.

(L)Vintage Ad Beer belongs 1950s (R) Vintage illustration Atom Bomb blast

Hot Summer Cold War

The steamy summer of 1961 may have been sweltering, but the Cold War had moved into a deep freeze by July putting a glacial chill in the balmy summer air . Hovering right beneath the surface of that sunny glow

(L)Vintage Ad Beer belongs 1950s (R) Vintage illustration Atom Bomb blast

Hot Summer Cold War

The steamy summer of 1961 may have been sweltering, but the Cold War had moved into a deep freeze by July putting a glacial chill in the balmy summer air . Hovering right beneath the surface of that sunny glow

vintage illustration backyard suburban family at barbecue

Patio-Daddy-O

The Manly Art of Outdoor Cookery According to chef Bobby Flay and author Daniel Duane, the kitchen is fast  becoming the new man cave. However back in the prehistoric days of mid-century America, the kitchen was firmly Moms territory, the

vintage illustration backyard suburban family at barbecue

Patio-Daddy-O

The Manly Art of Outdoor Cookery According to chef Bobby Flay and author Daniel Duane, the kitchen is fast  becoming the new man cave. However back in the prehistoric days of mid-century America, the kitchen was firmly Moms territory, the

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

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