Thursday, September 08, 2016

Duplicate Dwarves and Naughty Ladies

Eddie-tor's Note:  This post contains vintage boobies.  Nothing really racy by today's standards, but in its day, it was probably considered scandalous. You have been warned.

Remember that great trunk that I found at my one 127 stop?  It had a TON of papers in it.  Most of them were common records of every day life--receipts, bills of sales, policies, report cards, etc.  I love that kind of ephemera, but they don't make for exciting blog posts.

There were a couple of more interesting items, however.

A gaggle of dwarves, for example.  Why these two and why multiple copies, I couldn't say.

I would LOVE to have a full set of all seven like this!

On the other end of the spectrum, there was a battered vintage girlie pin-up calendar with these wonderful illustrations!  Here are three of the tamer ones.  I love that some of them include pencil roughs.

There's a little verse on each page, along with a calendar for the given month.  I can't find any indication as to the year, however.  I also can't find any info on the artist.  The signature is hard to make out.  It looks like "Mac Pherson" but that could be just a last name.  It could also be "Marc Thompson."  I'm having no luck pulling anything up on anything I might decipher from the signature.

Miss March

Miss September

Miss December

I love Miss December's strategically placed bow!

There were also some really awesome cards in the trunk, but they're for another post.


Melissa said...

How risque! I am talking about the dwarves... look at those poses! ;)

pamela j said...

The calendar girls kinda look like the Vargas Girls. You find the coolest stuff!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the dwarfs but oh those pin up do find the most interesting things!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh the calendar is such a fab find! Google Earl MacPherson. You're gonna be really happy! ;)

Donna Wilkes said...

The pin-up girls are quite the find - imagine them in frames. Can't imagine the multiples of just those two dwarves.

Amber Rose said...

Well to sleuth the calendar date...Christmas fell on Saturday in 1943, 48 and 54. So odds are good it's one of those.


Otter Mom said...

I really like the calendar pages. Some of the best of the pinup art came from calendars of the era yours look to be from.

Shara said...

Those are by Earl MacPherson. Loks like that is a 1947 calendar. Awesome finds as always!

Judy said...

Those pin- up pics are fab! Evokes a memory for me... I remember going to the Jenny gas station with my dad and seeing the pin up calendar inside the station. I couldn't have been more than 4 or 5.