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collage Sally Edelstein appropriated images

Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

collage Sally Edelstein appropriated images

Defrosting the Cold War

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

Summer of 1960 Beach Club

JFK and the Summer of High Hopes

A Favorite From the Vault The sizzling summer of 1960 was dominated by the equally hot Presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Earlier in the summer Kennedy had boldly beckoned us to hitch our wagon to his

Summer of 1960 Beach Club

JFK and the Summer of High Hopes

A Favorite From the Vault The sizzling summer of 1960 was dominated by the equally hot Presidential race between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Earlier in the summer Kennedy had boldly beckoned us to hitch our wagon to his

Vintage Beer Ad Miss Rheingold 1948

Miss Rheingold Contest a N.Y. Summer Staple

  Once upon a time, the selection of the annual “Miss Rheingold” was as highly anticipated in N.Y. as the race for the White House. For some mid-century misses the title of Miss America was the American Dream. But in

Vintage Beer Ad Miss Rheingold 1948

Miss Rheingold Contest a N.Y. Summer Staple

  Once upon a time, the selection of the annual “Miss Rheingold” was as highly anticipated in N.Y. as the race for the White House. For some mid-century misses the title of Miss America was the American Dream. But in

vintage girl eating hot dog

Hot Dogs Cold War

Hot dogs, that very symbol of culinary democracy took on a special meaning during the cold war, especially in the summer of 1961. The fate of Nathans Hot Dogs hung in the balance. Barbecue Brigade Summer barbecues were a family

vintage girl eating hot dog

Hot Dogs Cold War

Hot dogs, that very symbol of culinary democracy took on a special meaning during the cold war, especially in the summer of 1961. The fate of Nathans Hot Dogs hung in the balance. Barbecue Brigade Summer barbecues were a family

Robert Kennedy Campaign For President 1968

Robert Kennedy Through the Eyes of a Teenage Girl

1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. The wave of young idealists propelling Bernie’s campaign feel similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up Americas youth. Including a barely teen age me. I

Robert Kennedy Campaign For President 1968

Robert Kennedy Through the Eyes of a Teenage Girl

1968 was no ordinary time and Robert Kennedy was no ordinary candidate. The wave of young idealists propelling Bernie’s campaign feel similar to that infamous year when Bobby had fired up Americas youth. Including a barely teen age me. I

atomic bomb blast

Hiroshima Hits Home – A Blast From the Past

History is being made in Hiroshima today. Over 70 years after an Atomic blast ushered us into the nuclear age, President Barack Obama is visiting that very city where over 140,000 people died. The president will not apologize for the

atomic bomb blast

Hiroshima Hits Home – A Blast From the Past

History is being made in Hiroshima today. Over 70 years after an Atomic blast ushered us into the nuclear age, President Barack Obama is visiting that very city where over 140,000 people died. The president will not apologize for the

vintage illustration 1950s husband and wife

Atomic Passion – The Utterly Unauthorized Story of My Conception

It was spring 1954. While the Cold War was frozen solid, thanks to a temporary thaw in my parents own chilly clashes, I would be conceived on a sweltering hot night that June.   The year had started with a

vintage illustration 1950s husband and wife

Atomic Passion – The Utterly Unauthorized Story of My Conception

It was spring 1954. While the Cold War was frozen solid, thanks to a temporary thaw in my parents own chilly clashes, I would be conceived on a sweltering hot night that June.   The year had started with a

Vintage illustration GOP elephant and Democratic Donkey

Was the Grand Old Party Once Really Grand?

Fact or Fiction It may sound like a fairy tale but once upon a time the GOP really were…well, pretty Grand! Today when the phrase “moderate Republican” is fast becoming an oxymoron, it seems like fiction  to imagine a  time

Vintage illustration GOP elephant and Democratic Donkey

Was the Grand Old Party Once Really Grand?

Fact or Fiction It may sound like a fairy tale but once upon a time the GOP really were…well, pretty Grand! Today when the phrase “moderate Republican” is fast becoming an oxymoron, it seems like fiction  to imagine a  time

Mr Peanut Coloring Book of Presidents of USA 1950s

Mr. Peanut’s Nutty History of the U.S. Presidents

It may sound nutty, but everything I first learned about our presidents, I acquired from Mr. Peanut. In the 1950’s, that dandy of a nut nattily dressed in a top hat and monocle had published a fun-filled coloring book about

Mr Peanut Coloring Book of Presidents of USA 1950s

Mr. Peanut’s Nutty History of the U.S. Presidents

It may sound nutty, but everything I first learned about our presidents, I acquired from Mr. Peanut. In the 1950’s, that dandy of a nut nattily dressed in a top hat and monocle had published a fun-filled coloring book about

vintage photo pulp fiction woman

Remembering Abortion Before Roe v Wade

Today on the 43rd anniversary of Roe V Wade and with the Supreme Court set to revisit  women’s fundamental right to access abortion in the Whole Woman’s Health v Cole Case, the most serious threat to abortion rights since 1992-

vintage photo pulp fiction woman

Remembering Abortion Before Roe v Wade

Today on the 43rd anniversary of Roe V Wade and with the Supreme Court set to revisit  women’s fundamental right to access abortion in the Whole Woman’s Health v Cole Case, the most serious threat to abortion rights since 1992-