Meet Hilda, The Forgotten Plus Size Pinup Girl From The 1950s (10 Pics)

Published 7 years ago

You’d be pretty accurate when saying that the media in the 1950s was promoting the image of a woman’s beauty that was skewed towards the curvy slender models like typical pinup girls. But it wasn’t all like that as the illustrator Duane Bryers (1911-2012) proved with Hilda, a plus-sized pinup model.

Hilda might be missing some clothes, but that doesn’t stop her from getting involved in the most ridiculous situations where her endless curiosity and a charming character always shines through. Take a look at these illustrations from the 1950s to the 1980s America’s calendars to see what we mean!

(h/t: vintageeveryday, boredpanda)

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