Meet Hilda: The America’s Forgotten Pin-Up Girl

Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl

The typical 1950s pin-up girl was slim and conventionally-posed. But a recently-unearthed collection of images has revealed the less familiar Hilda, a plus-sized redhead who broke the mold with her plump figure and light-hearted demeanor.

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Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl

Hilda, the creation of illustrator Duane Bryers (191-2012) and pin-up art’s best kept secret. Voluptuous in all the right places, a little clumsy but not at all shy about her figure, Hilda was one of the only atypical plus-sized pin-up queens to grace the pages of American calendars from the 1950s up until the early 1980s, and achieved moderate notoriety in the 1960s.

Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl

Not only was Hilda one of the only plus-sized pin-up girls of her time, but she also displayed a fun, carefree and somewhat clumsy attitude, making her all the more charming.

Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl
Meet Hilda: The America's Forgotten Pin-Up Girl

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