Posts Tagged: womens history

vintage illustration 1950s housewife

Operation June Cleaver

On a recent chilly Sunday women started disappearing from ads, magazine covers, billboards and posters directing readers to Not-There.org. Part of a powerful ad campaign to raise awareness of gender inequality, it was a graphic reminder to women “we’re not

vintage illustration 1950s housewife

Operation June Cleaver

On a recent chilly Sunday women started disappearing from ads, magazine covers, billboards and posters directing readers to Not-There.org. Part of a powerful ad campaign to raise awareness of gender inequality, it was a graphic reminder to women “we’re not

Vintage WWII Illustration Woman Train worker

How the Mad Men of Madison Avenue Got Rosie the Riveter to Man Up

Once upon a time, women workers were not only highly sought after they were lavished with praise in the media. During WWII when Uncle Sam came calling, American women didn’t just “lean in,” they manned up! Uncle Sam had enlisted

Vintage WWII Illustration Woman Train worker

How the Mad Men of Madison Avenue Got Rosie the Riveter to Man Up

Once upon a time, women workers were not only highly sought after they were lavished with praise in the media. During WWII when Uncle Sam came calling, American women didn’t just “lean in,” they manned up! Uncle Sam had enlisted

vintage illustration Homemaker in Kitchen 1950s

The Real Housewives of The Cold war

Like most women growing up in the 1950s and 1960s I was fed a generous serving of sugar-coated media stereotypes of happy homemakers who were as frozen and neatly packaged as the processed foods they served their cold war families.

vintage illustration Homemaker in Kitchen 1950s

The Real Housewives of The Cold war

Like most women growing up in the 1950s and 1960s I was fed a generous serving of sugar-coated media stereotypes of happy homemakers who were as frozen and neatly packaged as the processed foods they served their cold war families.

vintage photo woman in bed

Sex and the Happy Homemaker

The Frigid Woman in the Cold War PtII When it came to sex, just how happy was the proverbial happy homemaker? Not so much. An epidemic was ravishing cold war America …frigidity. According to the medical community the mid-century American

vintage photo woman in bed

Sex and the Happy Homemaker

The Frigid Woman in the Cold War PtII When it came to sex, just how happy was the proverbial happy homemaker? Not so much. An epidemic was ravishing cold war America …frigidity. According to the medical community the mid-century American

1950s Housewife vintage ad

Occupation: 1960 Housewife

The mid-century American Housewife was the most envied woman in the world…smart…yet easy-going with never-you-mind freedom; that was the new Mrs. America! “To be an American woman today,” Life Magazine gushed in a late 1956  special edition dedicated to the

1950s Housewife vintage ad

Occupation: 1960 Housewife

The mid-century American Housewife was the most envied woman in the world…smart…yet easy-going with never-you-mind freedom; that was the new Mrs. America! “To be an American woman today,” Life Magazine gushed in a late 1956  special edition dedicated to the

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 women at war work 1944

Rosie the Riveter Gets Her Pink Slip

During WWII hundreds of men were leaving civilian jobs everyday to join the armed forces. In their place marched in women, who were “carrying on” work that had to be done to keep America’s war program going at top speed.

vintage illustration women at war work 1944

Rosie the Riveter Gets Her Pink Slip

During WWII hundreds of men were leaving civilian jobs everyday to join the armed forces. In their place marched in women, who were “carrying on” work that had to be done to keep America’s war program going at top speed.