Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Black Pin Up Girls

I have always been intrigued by the pinup women of the past. I've been researching African American pinup models from the 30-50's and many of the pictures are quite stereotypical and offensive. This picture below is from the 1930's. Its a sexy picture of a black woman however she's dressed up like a mammy and is sitting on a big bag of flour! Come on...

I did however,  run across a picture of young ladies in 1944 who called themselves the "pinup girls". To me this is more like it.

1 comment:

  1. Could you please tell me where you found the Mammy illustration? Its by a contemporary African-American artist that lives in the south. Its not vintage. Her name escapes me!