Thursday, March 12, 2009

How to be a Jewish Mother

to dig this book out of it's hiding place. 
It was published in 1964, and designed by Tony Palladino, 
who coincidentally taught graphic design at my school.

It seemed pretty funny, back then,
 seeing these everyday things printed in a book for the whole world to see.

Especially this page below, which illustrates the perfect position
for angst-ridden sighing & hand wringing.
Oy.
 
How to overdress for winter:

And as an added bonus, I found some exposed 
"safety film" in the back, from this camera.


13 comments:

Frau said...

OMG that is classic I want that book! Really to funny! OY!

Elena said...

OK, I totally misunderstood what was meant by "enjoy yourself". I thought it meant...nevermind,

poxx said...

break out the ironing board gals...

pve design said...

Oi vay. I need that for some of my friends to kvetch over. sorry for my spelling.
love the "crease" down the pants....
pve

Magpie said...

Wow - 1964? Who'd a thunk it?

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

That does seem pretty hysterically progressive for 1964.

"Put on an Al Jolson record." HA!

Janet said...

omg that is SO funny! I just sent it to my cousin, I hope she enjoys :-)

Kwana said...
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Kwana said...

Sorry posted too fast. Wild book. As I was saying, Oh boy, the hand wringing. I do my fair share of that now with my teens.

Deidra said...

Press a fresh crease in his trousers. Hmmm...

...love Maegan said...

brilliant!

The Lil Bee said...

That is hysterical!!

Lucky said...

ha!!!