Posts Tagged: vintage advertising

vintage telephone ad housewife on phone

Phone Exchanges- A Connection to the Past

I confess. I rarely talk on the phone. Some might even call me a phone-a-phobe. When it comes to telephone exchanges I rarely make a connection.  Once fun, a phone call now feels like, well, a nuisance. In an age

vintage telephone ad housewife on phone

Phone Exchanges- A Connection to the Past

I confess. I rarely talk on the phone. Some might even call me a phone-a-phobe. When it comes to telephone exchanges I rarely make a connection.  Once fun, a phone call now feels like, well, a nuisance. In an age

Detail Collage- Constant Cravings by Sally Edelstein. Collage composed of appropriated vintage images

Disordered Eating

  Our eating really got disordered over half a century a go. In a culture where many still feel unempowered, where rigid beauty standards and body shaming run rampant  and women still learn to nurture others while neglecting to nourish

Detail Collage- Constant Cravings by Sally Edelstein. Collage composed of appropriated vintage images

Disordered Eating

  Our eating really got disordered over half a century a go. In a culture where many still feel unempowered, where rigid beauty standards and body shaming run rampant  and women still learn to nurture others while neglecting to nourish

comics little dot snow

Snowstorm!

Snowmageddon2016 is here! Massive! Historic! Epic! Blockbuster ! The meteorologist’s hyperbole about the current snow storm Winter Storm Jonas barreling down the East Coast is epic itself. Like many others who are bracing for the storm, I have been glued

comics little dot snow

Snowstorm!

Snowmageddon2016 is here! Massive! Historic! Epic! Blockbuster ! The meteorologist’s hyperbole about the current snow storm Winter Storm Jonas barreling down the East Coast is epic itself. Like many others who are bracing for the storm, I have been glued

vintage image woman sneezing into tissue

Cold, Flu and the Story Of Kleenex

 It’s the height of cold and flu season again which means it’s all out war on sniffles and red running noses. For those battle fatigued sufferers, endless reinforcements of Kleenex are constantly being supplied to the front lines. Today we

vintage image woman sneezing into tissue

Cold, Flu and the Story Of Kleenex

 It’s the height of cold and flu season again which means it’s all out war on sniffles and red running noses. For those battle fatigued sufferers, endless reinforcements of Kleenex are constantly being supplied to the front lines. Today we

Vintage sexst ad

Sexist Ads That Trump Would Enjoy

  In the retro world of Republicans, Trump follows a long tradition of misogyny, that is as offensive as it is woefully out of touch. In a Trump viewed world, the following vintage ads would be a real hoot. Would

Vintage sexst ad

Sexist Ads That Trump Would Enjoy

  In the retro world of Republicans, Trump follows a long tradition of misogyny, that is as offensive as it is woefully out of touch. In a Trump viewed world, the following vintage ads would be a real hoot. Would

vintage illustration life in 1975

Back to the Future 1975

  Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. Who can resist pondering what great scientific discoveries and technological wonders the future will

vintage illustration life in 1975

Back to the Future 1975

  Past Perfect- New Years Predictions The New Year has always been the traditional time for crystal ball gazing offering tantalizing predictions for our imagined future. Who can resist pondering what great scientific discoveries and technological wonders the future will

Teddy Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt Empire Builder

America has a long history of flexing our formidable global muscles, confident that our take charge performance, and American ways would be gladly received wherever we went. If the American Century began in earnest in post war America it had

Teddy Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt Empire Builder

America has a long history of flexing our formidable global muscles, confident that our take charge performance, and American ways would be gladly received wherever we went. If the American Century began in earnest in post war America it had

vintage illustration man with crown

A Retro Fathers Day Fit for a King

Once upon a time, but not too long ago, all Dads were king. Not only for a measly third Sunday in June, but to believe the mid-century American advertiser, the head of the household was the sovereign ruler of his

vintage illustration man with crown

A Retro Fathers Day Fit for a King

Once upon a time, but not too long ago, all Dads were king. Not only for a measly third Sunday in June, but to believe the mid-century American advertiser, the head of the household was the sovereign ruler of his

The Most Sexist Ad Ever

When it comes to misogyny in advertising,  1947’s Pitney Bowes Postage Meter ad easily ranks in the top ten. And that’s saying a lot in a culture that was prolific in sexist advertising. In the ad we learn Pete Jones,

The Most Sexist Ad Ever

When it comes to misogyny in advertising,  1947’s Pitney Bowes Postage Meter ad easily ranks in the top ten. And that’s saying a lot in a culture that was prolific in sexist advertising. In the ad we learn Pete Jones,

man smoking cigarettes gardening

Post War Pesticides on Parade

Breathe Easier Mid Century America was the golden age of pesticides and it was love at first sight. Any thoughts about Earth Day and the environment lay far in the future. Thousands of new chemicals were put to use in

man smoking cigarettes gardening

Post War Pesticides on Parade

Breathe Easier Mid Century America was the golden age of pesticides and it was love at first sight. Any thoughts about Earth Day and the environment lay far in the future. Thousands of new chemicals were put to use in