Betty Ditches Don for Memorial Day Picnic with New Family

Maybe if Don traded in those skinny ties for a bit more gingham, Betty Draper would be a bit more happy...  

...then again, maybe not.

(An undated "Picnic Story" from the LIFE Archive that just drips Mad Men; shot by Leonard Mccombe).


  1. Fab blue-and-white dress. Must you copy it forthwith?

  2. Shay says:

    you crack me up! These are wonderful, I'd wear it all right now...

  3. Pitboss12 says:

    That is so cooool.

  4. Fantastic post! What I would give to be in Betty's sad petite shoes!

  5. I'm sending this to my friend Mary Laura. She's looks just like Betty Draper but with a warmer disposition. Thanks for posting it.

  6. Maia says:

    It certainly does. Squint your eyes and that's Birdie. I love her melancholy in the last shot...wondering how she ended up with a five-year-old at 22. Sigh.

  7. "Hey, honey, let's just set up the grill right here!"