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.

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Vintage 1940s Pinup Photo Girl Erotica Rare Blonde Hair 5x7 Original #4

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Vintage 1940s Pinup Photo Girl Erotica Rare Blonde Hair 5x7 Original #5

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Vintage 1940's PIN-UP, PEEP TOE ANKLE STRAP, PLATFORM HIGH HEEL SANDALS 6w

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NICE GIRL VINTAGE 1940s PIN UP POSTER

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Vintage 1940's pinup "Drum majorette" Billy De Vorse litho

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Vintage 1940's Pin-Up Print K.O. Munson Graceful Floppy Hatted Beauty "Kay" Mint

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Vintage 1940's pinup "Fuschia" Billy De Vorse litho

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Vintage 1940's pinup postcard

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What Do You Say? Flirtatious Brunette Bathing Beauty Vintage 1940s Pin-Up Print

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Vintage 1940s pin up calendar very good cond.

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