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.

 This way to the gallery: Artwork Page 1, Artwork Page 2, Photographs

Rare Lg Vintage 1940s Pinup Girl Print Woman Sheer Brunette Bombshell D'Amario

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VL115 * 5"x7" PHOTO * VINTAGE 1940's PIN UP * PRETTY GIRL IN FISHNETS

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Beautiful Vintage 1940's Pin Up Turquoise Silk Leaves Novelty Print Dress SM

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

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VL100 * 5"x7" PHOTO * VINTAGE 1940's PIN UP BEAUTY SEXY LEGS IN STOCKINGS

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ORANGE CRATE LABEL CAREFREE VINTAGE 1940S PINUP WWII REDLANDS ORIGINAL NOS

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VL49 * 5"x7" PHOTO * VINTAGE 1940's PIN UP BOMBSHELL * SEXY SHAPELY BLONDE

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VL58 * 5"x7" PHOTO * VINTAGE 1940's PIN UP POSING OUTDOORS & FLOWER IN HER HAIR

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VL60 * 5"x7" PHOTO * VINTAGE 1940's PIN UP WEARING A MASK & FISHNET THIGH HIGHS

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VL99 * 5"x7" PHOTO * VINTAGE 1940's PIN UP BURLESQUE BEAUTY * BEAUTIFUL BLONDE

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