Popular Culture

Calling All Cars!

Well, I just found it!  I was writing today and happened to go to Hulu and found a great old TV show:  Highway Patrol!  Let’s take a look at a sample of the show: (1) That’s a pretty neat show! I’ve always been a big fan of Dragnet and other vintage television shows, and from … Continue reading »

Categories: 1950's, American History, Media Personalities, Popular Culture, Retro, Uncategorized, vintage | Leave a comment

It’s All About PEOPLE

  Hi everyone! Well another cold, wet fall day.  Kids are sick, so thought I would post up to the blog this am.  In particular, I wanted to talk about PEOPLE.  You know, the magazine?    (1)  While many historians might dismiss the value of the magazine, from a everyday historical perspective we can gain … Continue reading »

Categories: 1970's, American History, Popular Culture | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Echoes of the Crowd: Glen Echo Park!

  While the kids have gone back to school and our family is gearing up for the fall schedule, I wanted to mention that we visited King’s Island a few weeks ago.  Everyone had a great time and even got to see the new rides, etc.  However, I’m struck by how many rides have changed … Continue reading »

Categories: 1940's, 1960's, American History, Popular Culture, Retro, World War II | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bonded: The Debt, The War and YOU!

  I was reading the recent article in the Times about Buffett warning on the deficit, and it made me think back to the Old Time radio broadcast I was listening to the other day.  Produced by the Treasury Department, it was broadcast to help drive war loan and bond sales, one of the primary … Continue reading »

Categories: 1940's, Popular Culture, Retro, World War II | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ready for Take Off! Did You See That CAR!!!!

  (1) I was reading the New York Times today and came across an article talking about the history of fins on the American car in the late 1950’s.  You can find that article here:  Tailfins at Their High Point. While I’m trying not to get to swallowed up by nostalgia, I have to admit … Continue reading »

Categories: 1950's, Popular Culture, Retro, vintage | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment

1959 Resources: Baseball, Science and the ever popular Personal Finance!

  It’s easy to write a blog post about a certain year when we only look at political and big name events.  However, history is about all things, not just the ones easily remembered… With this in mind, I’ve been researching the Mercury astronauts as well as a ton of other great topics….so many in … Continue reading »

Categories: 1950's, American History, Management Notes, Popular Culture, vintage | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Fizrin, Hot Rods, and Erma Bombeck?

As we forge ahead on our profile of the years 1958 and 1959, it’s too easy to concentrate on the “big” issues such as space and politics.  However, like most Americans, our predecessors in the Fifties were busy living life, having kids and worrying about their jobs. In today’s post, the consumer lives as we … Continue reading »

Categories: 1950's, Popular Culture, Rock and Roll, World History | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“See The USA in Your Chevrolet….” among other things.

(1) Christmas is on the way! Well, the shopping season is upon us and it’s getting to be crunchtime around here.  As a result, my posting has been a bit slow this last week.  I’ve got some great topics in the hopper though, including the revolt against FDR which I’m working on, as well as … Continue reading »

Categories: 1950's, American History, Automobile history, Popular Culture, Retro, vintage | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s a Groovy Thing! A Historical Walk Through the Seventies!

Hello all, After much editing and working with the wonderful pictures over at NARA, I’ve finally posted up a short video slideshow of some of the EPA resouces I found.  The neat thing about this is that most, if not all of the shots were from the early Seventies. This is neat, not just for … Continue reading »

Categories: 1970's, Library of Congress, Popular Culture | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

LIFE Again! Google, LIFE and the Lost Archives!

(Source: NARA) In the letter above, we see a discussion between the Kennedy family about LIFE magazine. So what?  It’s just a magazine, right? This is just a simple letter, isn’t it? Wrong!  Symbolizing the importance LIFE magazine has become to American history and the nation, the news announcement in the last day or two … Continue reading »

Categories: 1940's, 1950's, American History, Media Personalities, Popular Culture, Retro, vintage | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment