Sunday, 6 September 2009

1950s Pin Ups

I just had to share these pictures with you. I bought the two trade calendars at a local collectables fair yesterday. They were still in the envelope sent to a businessman in Lanarkshire in the 1950s. On further research I have found that the artist Archie Dickens is a well known pin up artist from the 1950s, known for his slightly saucy pictures. These pictures have cheeky little rhymes below them but they are fairly innocent. I love the coloured prints and am tempted to frame each individual page and then display them together. Part of me feels it would be wrong to take the calendars apart but they wouldn't be easy to display. Your thoughts would be welcome.









12 comments:

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Fabulous pictures, and what figures! I love the fifties figure.
Isabelle x

Annie x said...

LOVE IT!! I would be tempted to take it apart and frame it too!! Why not scan and print instead?
Annie x

THIS'N'THAT said...

They are just great! It would be interesting to find the position re copyright and then maybe you could do cards and a sheet of wrap if allowed.
Lesley X

Itch2stitch.com said...

Thank you for visiting, following and your lovely comments too! I am so jealous of that calendar! I love those pics! Suzie. xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

Gorgeous! I think they be better displayed individually too.
Jayne

Adele said...

It's a difficult decision isn't it. It would be lovely to frame them but I personally think it's better to keep them in tact and then each time you look through will be just as good as the first. I do think the copyright is worth investigating though then you could take them to an artist printers to be copied for framing.
Adele

Annie said...

Thanks Adele, I will check out the copyright I hadn't thought about that until Lesley mentioned it yesterday.
Ann x

re said...

Those images are absolutely gorgeous, great find.

Lisa said...

I would be very tempted to frame them, they are all so wonderful. The one word which comes to mind looking at each of them is 'pert'!
They would make fab cards.
Lisa

jane and the happy crow said...

I just love the fifties artwork on these, the colours are great and the figures so feminine, the age of corsets and very supportive bras! I dont think I could part with it if I were you. Jane x

LissyLou said...

Just found your blog - its gorgeous - i'm ready for a good read through!!
Lissylou x

Itch2stitch.com said...

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