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Some of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes have persons longing for the olden days, like "A Stop At Willoughby" in which a "Mad Man" ad man feels such stress he fantasizes about a train stop to an 1888 town.
My family all decorated in the Colonial Revival style, not the Modern which is in revival today. A great article on the Americana revival in the 70 s can be found here:
Here are some examples from my collection.
Pat Prichard used Early American signs in these hanky designs.
Old clocks and time pieces are also found on handkerchiefs of this time period.
We were nostalgic for old forms of transportation.
Tammis Keefe was a prolific designer in the 1960s.
Erin O'Dell's design with antique furniture was not far different from what Tammis Keefe was doing ten years earlier.
Old fashioned keys were another motif found in several designs like this one by Faith Austen.
Farm and small town life was another favorite theme.
I love this Tammis Keefe hanky with sailors in the rigging of an old sailing ship.
And here the sailors are dancing the Hornpipe.
Learn more about Tammis Keefe here.