Posts Tagged: vintage advertising

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

vintage ad Seagrams 46 Communications of Tomorrow

Retro Tech- Men Who Plan Beyond Tomorrow

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2013 getting under way this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post war

vintage ad Seagrams 46 Communications of Tomorrow

Retro Tech- Men Who Plan Beyond Tomorrow

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2013 getting under way this week, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post war

car cadillac 1960s

Wouldn’t You Really Rather Have A Cadillac?

With the conviction of a car salesmen selling a wouldn’t you rather have a Cadillac, Mid-Century Americans were convinced that America was the standard by which the world’s other countries were to be judged. Indeed when you compared we were

car cadillac 1960s

Wouldn’t You Really Rather Have A Cadillac?

With the conviction of a car salesmen selling a wouldn’t you rather have a Cadillac, Mid-Century Americans were convinced that America was the standard by which the world’s other countries were to be judged. Indeed when you compared we were

Mother, baby nurse, 1950s

Bringing Baby Home

Here’s Your Hat…Whats Your Hurry? While the Duchess of Cambridge, like most new Moms today, will get a very un royal speedy exit from the hospital after giving birth to her new little prince, my own mid-century Mom was treated

Mother, baby nurse, 1950s

Bringing Baby Home

Here’s Your Hat…Whats Your Hurry? While the Duchess of Cambridge, like most new Moms today, will get a very un royal speedy exit from the hospital after giving birth to her new little prince, my own mid-century Mom was treated

collage by Sally Edelstein

Media Made Women- Working Girls

Of course no one wanted to end up a spinster in the 1950s and 1960s but smart single gals knew a job could be a Space age launching pad for snaring a husband. So until Prince charming came along, the

collage by Sally Edelstein

Media Made Women- Working Girls

Of course no one wanted to end up a spinster in the 1950s and 1960s but smart single gals knew a job could be a Space age launching pad for snaring a husband. So until Prince charming came along, the

art work collage sally edelstein

Shell Shock & Awe-Ten Years Later

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the US led invasion of Iraq a, war that lasted far longer than the cakewalk it was projected to be. So far about 4,480 US troops have been killed . 32,000 Americans wounded

art work collage sally edelstein

Shell Shock & Awe-Ten Years Later

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the US led invasion of Iraq a, war that lasted far longer than the cakewalk it was projected to be. So far about 4,480 US troops have been killed . 32,000 Americans wounded

Vintage WAC Enlistment poster WWII

Rosie The Riveter Goes to War

Like most gals during WWII, Rosie the Riveter was wacky for khaki. But Rosie didn’t just swoon for a man in a uniform; Rosie wanted to wear one herself! Like every Mrs. and Miss America, Rosie was doing her part

Vintage WAC Enlistment poster WWII

Rosie The Riveter Goes to War

Like most gals during WWII, Rosie the Riveter was wacky for khaki. But Rosie didn’t just swoon for a man in a uniform; Rosie wanted to wear one herself! Like every Mrs. and Miss America, Rosie was doing her part

vintage illustration future communications 1946

Back To The Future Pt II Retro Tech

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2013 getting under way today, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post war years.

vintage illustration future communications 1946

Back To The Future Pt II Retro Tech

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2013 getting under way today, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post war years.