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Pin Up Girls

Pin Up Girls

In the 1940s "Pin Up Girls" were popular for the lonely soldiers over seas in World War II. Many Pin Up Illustrations became unique illustrations. I guess you could say they were a fad but became wonderful pieces of art. Many famous models and actresses posed for these illustrations. These works of art were published in many magazines.

"Pin Up Girls" have been published since the early 1800s. As time moved on, real photography took over the scene. But that special era of artwork inspired, motivated, and helped everything from boosting morale to showing the ladies the latest fashions. Many artists such as Gil Elvgren, Enoch Bolles, and Art Frahm contributed to these illustrations to help become a part of that Golden Age.

Here are some examples:

Original "Pin Up Girls" artwork have great value today. Some have up to $300,000 dollars.
Many were created from oil paintings. These are rare pieces. "Pin Up Girls" mark a period of time in American culture and History.
Although "Pin Up Girls" became very popular during both world wars, many people admire the quality, beauty, and realism in these paintings.
Some were somewhat sensual in nature, but for a lonely soldier it was a reminder of what they were fighting for back home. Thanks for visiting Blast2thePast.com.

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