This Blog is dedicated to Vintage Fashion, Beauty, Style, Music & Art from the 1920-60 eras. With a particular emphasis on Black People.
Mod: The term mod derives from modernist, which was a term used in the 1950s to describe modern jazz musicians and fans. Significant elements of the mod subculture include fashion (often tailor-made suits).
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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.