Posts Tagged: World War II

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A Winter War Time Romance

The winter of 1944 was a blustery one. ..but it would soon turn torrid. Christmas break, my 18-year-old college freshman mother Betty hopped on a Pullman, joining her family for a well needed vacation in balmy Miami Beach. The glow

vintage ad soldier kissing girl illustration

A Winter War Time Romance

The winter of 1944 was a blustery one. ..but it would soon turn torrid. Christmas break, my 18-year-old college freshman mother Betty hopped on a Pullman, joining her family for a well needed vacation in balmy Miami Beach. The glow

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.

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Back To The Future

A better life in the future is in effect the promise made by all advertising. Beginning in the dark days of the Depression and accelerated during the War years, many American business adopted the future as an explicit leitmotif in

vintage illustration ad 46 man

Back To The Future

A better life in the future is in effect the promise made by all advertising. Beginning in the dark days of the Depression and accelerated during the War years, many American business adopted the future as an explicit leitmotif in

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday, December 7, 1941 was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory of the greatest generation, including

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday, December 7, 1941 was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory of the greatest generation, including

Vintage Ad WWII Texaco 1945 serviceman gas station

Gas Rationing WWII

 “In NY, drivers sometimes tail a gasoline tank truck until, like a pied piper, the truck had collected a string of cars following it to its destined delivery point. Cars would line up for blocks- as many as 350 of

Vintage Ad WWII Texaco 1945 serviceman gas station

Gas Rationing WWII

 “In NY, drivers sometimes tail a gasoline tank truck until, like a pied piper, the truck had collected a string of cars following it to its destined delivery point. Cars would line up for blocks- as many as 350 of

Vintage Magazine cover Illustration Al Parker 1952

Veterans Day

What my WWII veteran  father had done in the war and what the war had done to him was never clear. The torch had been passed to a new generation, President  John Kennedy told us, and passed directly into the

Vintage Magazine cover Illustration Al Parker 1952

Veterans Day

What my WWII veteran  father had done in the war and what the war had done to him was never clear. The torch had been passed to a new generation, President  John Kennedy told us, and passed directly into the

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How Rosie The Riveter Won over her Husband

Mild mannered Millicent Ferguson fancied herself a Rosie the Riveter. Every day hundreds of housewives like herself were answering Uncle Sam’s call, marching off to factories, offices and defense plants to take over the jobs left by the boys who

vintage illustration WWII Rosie Riveter off to work vintage ad

How Rosie The Riveter Won over her Husband

Mild mannered Millicent Ferguson fancied herself a Rosie the Riveter. Every day hundreds of housewives like herself were answering Uncle Sam’s call, marching off to factories, offices and defense plants to take over the jobs left by the boys who

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.

Victory Gardens

 In urban areas across the country vacant lots are filled with sights of neighbors pulling weeds, planting seeds and tending heirloom tomatoes. Overnight city rooftops have sprouted lush gardens. “Tarbeachs” once reserved for city sunning, now produces organic vegetables for

Victory Gardens

 In urban areas across the country vacant lots are filled with sights of neighbors pulling weeds, planting seeds and tending heirloom tomatoes. Overnight city rooftops have sprouted lush gardens. “Tarbeachs” once reserved for city sunning, now produces organic vegetables for