Pin-Ups

The term pin-up can refer to photographs, drawings, paintings, and other illustrations done in emulation of photos. The term was first used in 1941, but the practice has been around since the late 1800s. (actually it’s been evolving since hieroglyphics!)

Many pin-ups were photographs of celebrity sex symbols. One of the most popular pin-up girls of the 1940s was Betty Grable. Her poster kept a watch over our soldiers in World War II. Other pin-ups were artwork of idealized and beautiful women. An early example was the Gibson girl, by Charles Dana Gibson.

The pin-up could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, some were postcards or chromo-lithographs, etc. Photos would often appear on calendars, which are meant to be pinned up, and so the name. Posters of pin-up girls were eventually mass-produced.

Welcome to the gallery of the gorgeous! We will change or add to our exhibit once a month. Admission is free, open 24 hours.

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Vintage 1940's Pin Up Picture Lot

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Vintage 1940s Pinup Cheesecake Arcade Card #2

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Vintage 1940s Pinup Cheesecake Arcade Card #4

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VINTAGE 1940S? PIN UP GIRL CALENDAR TOP LITHO MARILYN JUST BETWEEN US NOS

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VINTAGE 1940S? PIN UP GIRL CALENDAR TOP LITHO BATHING SUIT BEAUTY NOS

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VINTAGE 1940'S PIN UP GIRL CALENDAR TOP SUSAN HAYWOOD NEW OLD STOCK EXC

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VINTAGE 1940'S PIN UP GIRL CALENDAR TOP ELVGREN TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE NOS

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VINTAGE 1940's PIN UP GIRL Style Beaded Needlepoint Purse w/ LUCITE HANDLE

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Vintage 1940s Pin Up Girl Picture Blond on Diving Board OOH! OOH!

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VINTAGE 1940's PINUP STYLE NUDE FEMALE FIGURE ORIGINAL PAINTING MYSTERY ARTIST

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