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 1940s Pin Up Blouse Top Sewing Pattern Simplicity 1599 Bust 38 Plus Size

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VINTAGE 1940s PIN UP GIRL PERLCREST BLACK RAYON & LACE FULL SLIP DRESS SZ SM

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14 Vintage 1940's Pin-Up Nude Risque Photos Pictures Photographs

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Vintage 1940s pin up calendar very good cond.

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VINTAGE 1940S PIN-UP RISQUE NUDE TRANSFER DRINKING GLASS TIKI DECO BUBBLE GIRL

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

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Vintage 1940s Pin Up Print Louis F. Dow Disturbing Elements Elvgren 9-1/4 x7-3/8

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Vintage 1940s Pin Up Print Louis F. Dow "On De-Fence" Elvgren 9-1/4 x 7-3/8

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Vintage 1940's Pin Up Print Louis F. Dow "A Good Hook Up" Elvgren 9-1/4"x7-3/8"

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Vintage 1940s Pin Up Print Louis F. Dow "Foil Proof" Elvgren 9-1/4 x 7-3/8

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