Posts Tagged: vintage illustration

Mothers and Daughters – A Different Kind of Love Story – Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Of all the roles women are required to fill in this society, daughterhood is universal. Is there a daughter who didn’t devolve into tears after having watched Bright Lights,  Fisher Steven’s brilliant documentary on the remarkable relationship between Carrie Fisher

Mothers and Daughters – A Different Kind of Love Story – Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Of all the roles women are required to fill in this society, daughterhood is universal. Is there a daughter who didn’t devolve into tears after having watched Bright Lights,  Fisher Steven’s brilliant documentary on the remarkable relationship between Carrie Fisher

happy new-years-eve-Vintage illustration

Happy New Year 2017

Few would disagree that 2016 turned out to be an “Annus Horribilis” so let’s end it with a bit of lighthearted  froth! Here’s hoping our world can figure out how we can all be a kinder, more compassion and better

happy new-years-eve-Vintage illustration

Happy New Year 2017

Few would disagree that 2016 turned out to be an “Annus Horribilis” so let’s end it with a bit of lighthearted  froth! Here’s hoping our world can figure out how we can all be a kinder, more compassion and better

PT Barnum and Donald Trump

This Election Day Don’t Be a Sucker

In June 2015 when the  orange-hued Carnival Barker  tossed his hat into the circus  ring,  it seemed like a joke. No one’s laughing anymore. Now with the real possibility of a President Trump, the joke could be on us. The

PT Barnum and Donald Trump

This Election Day Don’t Be a Sucker

In June 2015 when the  orange-hued Carnival Barker  tossed his hat into the circus  ring,  it seemed like a joke. No one’s laughing anymore. Now with the real possibility of a President Trump, the joke could be on us. The

vintage beer ad houswife

Beer and the Happy Homemaker

Ever wonder what made the mid-century Happy Housewife so happy? It turns out hubby wasn’t the only one knocking back a few brewsky’s at the end of  a long day. Beer ads traditionally  targeting men  have long featured buxom babes,

vintage beer ad houswife

Beer and the Happy Homemaker

Ever wonder what made the mid-century Happy Housewife so happy? It turns out hubby wasn’t the only one knocking back a few brewsky’s at the end of  a long day. Beer ads traditionally  targeting men  have long featured buxom babes,

collage of appropriated images

American Nativism- Nothing New

  When it comes to America’s melting pot, Donald Trump is following an old-fashioned, tried and true recipe – heavy on the xenophobia with just a dash of racism. By relying on the age-old tradition of stoking the public’s fear

collage of appropriated images

American Nativism- Nothing New

  When it comes to America’s melting pot, Donald Trump is following an old-fashioned, tried and true recipe – heavy on the xenophobia with just a dash of racism. By relying on the age-old tradition of stoking the public’s fear

Vacation Greetings- Have a Coke and a Smile

To My Readers: “Having a Wonderful Time…Wish You Were Here! See you in September!”

Vacation Greetings- Have a Coke and a Smile

To My Readers: “Having a Wonderful Time…Wish You Were Here! See you in September!”

Vanity Fair Cover illustration Paolo Garretto december 1933

History Lessons: Attention Must be Paid

History has never seemed more relevant. After a week of unspeakable tragedies both here and abroad, the weight of history hangs heavy as the Republicans nominate Donald J Trump as their candidate for president. Historians are speaking out as never

Vanity Fair Cover illustration Paolo Garretto december 1933

History Lessons: Attention Must be Paid

History has never seemed more relevant. After a week of unspeakable tragedies both here and abroad, the weight of history hangs heavy as the Republicans nominate Donald J Trump as their candidate for president. Historians are speaking out as never

Goofus and Gallant Highlights Magazine

Lessons Learned From Goofus and Gallant

  Everything I learned about right and wrong behavior  lead straight back to Goofus and Gallant. Next to Romper Room’s “do-bees” and “don’t-bees,” that dynamic duo from Highlights Magazine served as the guidepost  for common courtesy  for baby boomer kids,

Goofus and Gallant Highlights Magazine

Lessons Learned From Goofus and Gallant

  Everything I learned about right and wrong behavior  lead straight back to Goofus and Gallant. Next to Romper Room’s “do-bees” and “don’t-bees,” that dynamic duo from Highlights Magazine served as the guidepost  for common courtesy  for baby boomer kids,

Vintage Book cover The Price of Salt

Carol’s World of Conformity and Concealment

In the chilly postwar climate of conformity and concealment captured to perfection in the movie Carol, same-sex desires constricted by conflict often went unexpressed. If compliance to the heterosexual norm was compulsory, it was all a game of charades. A

Vintage Book cover The Price of Salt

Carol’s World of Conformity and Concealment

In the chilly postwar climate of conformity and concealment captured to perfection in the movie Carol, same-sex desires constricted by conflict often went unexpressed. If compliance to the heterosexual norm was compulsory, it was all a game of charades. A

Partying on New Years Eve

Wishing all a gay and lighthearted new year!

Partying on New Years Eve

Wishing all a gay and lighthearted new year!