Pin-Up Girls were very popular in the mid-twentieth century (images courtesy of The Messenger Collection).
Men want to look at them and women want to look-like them. Pin-Up girls have been around since the 1890s but became most popular in the 1940s. Many “pin ups” were photographs of celebrities who were considered sex symbols.
Pin-up girls represented everything an average woman aspired to and reflected a glamorous side of life that seemed to be missing in the forties and fifties. These Images could be found almost anywhere; magazines, calendars, posters, newspapers, postcards or even in chromolithographs. Later, posters of “pin-up girls” were mass-produced.