The Mid Century American Dream is served up with a twist of today as assumptions are wryly shaken and stirred by Sally Edelstein, award winning artist, author and incurable collector.

From the New Deal to the New Frontier, Picturing The American Dream offers up a curated collection of vintage advertising and illustrations of Mid Century American consumer culture that helped define the American dream and the possibility of its attainment.

These images offer a mirror to the once upon a time American Dream as presented in a media calculated to sell the American dream to the world…and to ourselves,

Weaving personal stories along with the vintage images, they form  an amalgam of memoirs, social, and historical narratives, samplings from my book Defrosting the Cold War: Fallout From My Nuclear Family, a collection of  family fictions.


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