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Pin Ups

While erotic art has existed for thousands of years, the pin up as we know it was first displayed in the 1890s in France, when an artist named Jules Charet began exhibiting his paintings of young, sensual women in magazines and on posters. During the same time, Charles Dana Gibson began drawing his Gibson Girls for "Life" magazine. These pin ups were not revealing, but displayed women as voluptuous and desirable. They were informal, and meant to be pinned up on a wall, inspiring the "pin up" name.

Pin ups grew in popularity during the world wars. In World War I, women in uniform were shown on military recruiting posters. During World War II, pin ups became enormously popular, as the art was promoted as a way to help keep morale up among the troops. The Varga girls were the most popular... Read more

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Lot of 9 Pinup Cards

March 24, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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PAMELA ANDERSON - 'Centerfold' Legend sexy signed Pin-Up Poster

March 25, 2018, 12:00 PM PST
Concord, CA, USA

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Striporama Pin-Up/Burlesque Window Card.

April 7, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Framed Display of ñPin Up Girlî Betty GrableÍs Nylon Stockings.

April 7, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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