January 8, 2010

Shake, Sip, Quip… repeat!

My friend Martha tells me that after two martinis I think I’m extremely amusing. Why not try this at home? Mix up a shaker-full and check out this picture for our first ever caption contest. (Fill in the form on the caption contest page to submit). If you win, you get a $100 gift certificate to www.annetaintor.com. If you don’t … Read More

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January 5, 2010

Limited edition Anniversary Shopper

I’ve been poking fun at traditional gender roles for 25 years. Cooking… cleaning… raising a family… looking fabulous while you’re doing it: fun and funny. This limited edition Anniversary Shopper, made from 100% recycled and recyclable material, features 32 of my favorite images from the past quarter century. Because gender inequality is far from a laughing matter in much of … Read More

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January 1, 2010

The Early Days, Part I

It was in 1985 that I first glued the words “intellectuals gone bad” onto a picture clipped from a vintage National Geographic. Overnight I had gone from stay-at-home-mom to sole-bread-winner, and I was, to say the least, ill-prepared. I made an appointment with a career counselor. She asked “what can you do?” I told her “I can make collages.” Right.

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December 28, 2009

Sally Nickel Mein

Sally Nickel Mein was born on January 30, 1916, the first great grandchild of the California Cattle King, Henry Miller. A German emigrant, Henry Miller arrived in San Francisco in 1850 with $5 in his pocket. By trade a butcher, Henry soon began buying plots of land on which to fatten his cattle. Within 40 years he had become the … Read More

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February 10, 2009

Susann Shaw

Susann Shaw arrived in New York City in 1937 at age 17 with no money and an eagerness to prove herself. She had been raised in boarding schools and, while she lacked the support of a family, she was intelligent and hard-working. She found a room at the YWCA and a job in a secretarial pool. She remembers the City … Read More

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February 10, 2009

Georgia Carroll & Katharine Aldridge

Carey Cameron was running a routine errand when she happened to see Georgia Carroll, a dear friend of her late mother, gazing out at her from a file folder with the warning “an attitude is a terrible thing to waste”.  Because Ms. Carroll’s daughter, Amanda Kyser (who is a good friend of Carey’s), was expected to be staying in Carey’s … Read More

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January 28, 2009

Milo Gray

Milo Gray ~ in her own words: “The picture that Corby, my grandson, found on packages of Anne Taintor cocktail napkins was originally photographed in 1937, almost 70 years ago.  The strangest part is that my grandson, walking around a gift shop in Litchfield, CT, found the reproduction on cocktail napkins in 2006!! In those days – 70 years ago … Read More

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January 28, 2009

Joan Walsh

While shopping at Paper Source in San Jose, Calif., Terry Clavelli saw her mother’s face peering out innocently from our She could see no good reason to act her age notecard.  Terry had never seen that particular photo, or her mother’s hair done that way, but she immediately recognized her mother’s expression and beautiful doe eyes. Her mother, Joan Walsh, … Read More

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January 28, 2009

Barbara Luff McCraine

It was 1944 and beautiful Barbara Luff was working her way through New Jersey College for Women (now Douglas, Rutgers), when she posed for this photo. The strong features and expressive eyes (not to mention the killer body) that made her a top Powers model in the mid-forties, also makes her one of my all-time favorite ‘bad girls’. After four … Read More

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