Posts Tagged: vintage illustration

Living History-Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement

My Mad Men era childhood vacations were often spent visiting the past. On weekends and school holidays I traipsed through countless creaky old historical houses of men who helped make America great, curiously observed colonial cobblers and blacksmiths hard at

Living History-Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement

My Mad Men era childhood vacations were often spent visiting the past. On weekends and school holidays I traipsed through countless creaky old historical houses of men who helped make America great, curiously observed colonial cobblers and blacksmiths hard at

Vanity Fair Hitler Mussolini 1932 Fascism

History – Attention Must Be Paid: Listening to Charlottesville

There’s no way to whitewash this – it’s time to pay attention to history again. History played out in front of us all this past weekend and we could not look away from the vile images. Angry people carrying torches

Vanity Fair Hitler Mussolini 1932 Fascism

History – Attention Must Be Paid: Listening to Charlottesville

There’s no way to whitewash this – it’s time to pay attention to history again. History played out in front of us all this past weekend and we could not look away from the vile images. Angry people carrying torches

Americas Trains Derailed – LIRR, Dashing Dan and the The Summer From Hell

Americas train systems are off the rails. New York train commuters were told to be braced for the “Summer from Hell.” It was to be a summer of heat, humidity and horrible train service. After years of increasingly poor service,

Americas Trains Derailed – LIRR, Dashing Dan and the The Summer From Hell

Americas train systems are off the rails. New York train commuters were told to be braced for the “Summer from Hell.” It was to be a summer of heat, humidity and horrible train service. After years of increasingly poor service,

vintage Boy holding hort dogs

Hot Dog Competition

A summer staple at my 1960’s family barbecues was the ritual hot dog competition not in competitive eating but dissecting who made the best toothsome well turned frank. The mouth-watering aroma of grilling franks wafting through the suburban air sparked

vintage Boy holding hort dogs

Hot Dog Competition

A summer staple at my 1960’s family barbecues was the ritual hot dog competition not in competitive eating but dissecting who made the best toothsome well turned frank. The mouth-watering aroma of grilling franks wafting through the suburban air sparked

community silver Ad Illustration Jon Whitcomb

A Model June Bride and Jon Whitcomb

Like most mid-century girls, Bitsy Bendix longed to be a bride, convinced that the basic occupation of virtually every girl was choosing a man to marry. But for bachelorette Bitsy the next best thing happened. In the summer of 1950

community silver Ad Illustration Jon Whitcomb

A Model June Bride and Jon Whitcomb

Like most mid-century girls, Bitsy Bendix longed to be a bride, convinced that the basic occupation of virtually every girl was choosing a man to marry. But for bachelorette Bitsy the next best thing happened. In the summer of 1950

Alice in Wonderland

Dementia, The Donald, and My Dad

For the past few months it has felt as though I had joined Alice falling through the rabbit hole. Ever since late January, living in what seemed to be an alternative universe littered with alternative facts has taken its toll

Alice in Wonderland

Dementia, The Donald, and My Dad

For the past few months it has felt as though I had joined Alice falling through the rabbit hole. Ever since late January, living in what seemed to be an alternative universe littered with alternative facts has taken its toll

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,