Posts Tagged: vintage ads

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

Maternity in the Age of Mad Men

Like today, a mid-century gal’s maternity cares were best placed in the hands of knowledgeable men. When it came to birthin’ babies,  a testosterone driven doctor and his pharmaceutical pals knew best. In the cold war world of convenience, the

back seat drivers

Women Take a Back Seat Again

  In the retro world of Republicans,  women still take a back seat when it comes to controlling their own bodies and their health, and as in this 1934 car advertisement, without any safety precautions it’s a dangerous ride indeed.

back seat drivers

Women Take a Back Seat Again

  In the retro world of Republicans,  women still take a back seat when it comes to controlling their own bodies and their health, and as in this 1934 car advertisement, without any safety precautions it’s a dangerous ride indeed.

Vintage illustration Jon Whitcomb

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

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

Hooking Up Advice- A Vintage Valentine’s Day Dilemma

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

Time Magazine JFK inauguration

Color Me Hopeful- Remembering the Kennedy Inauguration

Tomorrow is a day of no TV for me. Inauguration day, 2017 my TV goes dark. For over 50 years I have watched with pride every televised presidential swearing-in.  Whether on an oversize mahogany housed Philco, a portable RCA, a

Time Magazine JFK inauguration

Color Me Hopeful- Remembering the Kennedy Inauguration

Tomorrow is a day of no TV for me. Inauguration day, 2017 my TV goes dark. For over 50 years I have watched with pride every televised presidential swearing-in.  Whether on an oversize mahogany housed Philco, a portable RCA, a

vintage illustration drs and health emergency

Medical Emergency- America’s Health Care

Critical Care As the halls of Congress morph into a Critical Care Unit, the GOP’s prescription “to preserve our freedom” appears to be to pull the plug on Obamacare- STAT! Although some Republicans overt hysterics appear to have gone into

vintage illustration drs and health emergency

Medical Emergency- America’s Health Care

Critical Care As the halls of Congress morph into a Critical Care Unit, the GOP’s prescription “to preserve our freedom” appears to be to pull the plug on Obamacare- STAT! Although some Republicans overt hysterics appear to have gone into

Daisy Guns Xmas ad

Gun’s Aim to Please For Xmas

Nothing says Happy Holidays like the gift of a good ol’ American gun. For decades Americans of all ages have squealed at the sight of a shotgun at Christmas. And nothing cheers up a dull droopy holiday party like target

Daisy Guns Xmas ad

Gun’s Aim to Please For Xmas

Nothing says Happy Holidays like the gift of a good ol’ American gun. For decades Americans of all ages have squealed at the sight of a shotgun at Christmas. And nothing cheers up a dull droopy holiday party like target

Vintage illustration WWII Soldiers Coke Xmas

Merry Xmas to Our Military Men and Women

Remembering all our brave military men and women who won’t be home for Christmas! A Merry Christmas to All!

Vintage illustration WWII Soldiers Coke Xmas

Merry Xmas to Our Military Men and Women

Remembering all our brave military men and women who won’t be home for Christmas! A Merry Christmas to All!

Dreaming of a White Christmas

From the Christmas Vault: 50 Shades of Santa The great debate recently about the color of Santa makes me wonder- if that all time Christmas classic  “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” could be written by a Irving Berlin, a

Dreaming of a White Christmas

From the Christmas Vault: 50 Shades of Santa The great debate recently about the color of Santa makes me wonder- if that all time Christmas classic  “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” could be written by a Irving Berlin, a

collage Sally Edelstein appropriated images

Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

collage Sally Edelstein appropriated images

Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

vintage radio ad

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Worth remembering from the archives: December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday  December 7, 1941 was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory

vintage radio ad

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Worth remembering from the archives: December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday  December 7, 1941 was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory