In the 1940’s, World War II was raging in all its gruesomeness throughout Europe and the Pacific. It was tasking and draining on the soldiers and each man felt mental and physical strains. One of the best ways to counteract the grimness they often felt, the men were given pictures of beautiful women, or pin-ups, to remind them of what they were fighting for back home. Many of these pictures were even painted on planes and other types of aircraft.
Later, this popular artform of pin-up girls evolved into an American icon that could be found everywhere in film and other media. This infographic takes an in-depth look into the careers of some of the more famous models and artists that embodied this style and made it the classic phenom that it became.