A Dictionary of Mad Men’s Signs and Symbols

Helen Bishop: Women’s lib, older version

Henry Francis: (Apparently) what Don can never be — upright, moral, frank in his affections

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Sally’s tragic precociousness

Horseback riding: Freedom

Hotels: Infidelity

Hotel bars: Glamor, possibility

Italy: Betty’s lost, Fellini-esque youth

Jackie and Marilyn: The girl you fuck and the girl you marry

Jewelry: Don’s way of compensating for bad behavior, showing affection

JFK: Youth, change