December 3, 2009Thrifting Treasures – 1952 Esquire Pin-up Calendar
So, here is a little treasure I picked up this summer that I forgot about until I was cleaning out the library to get ready for my parents visit. An adorable desk pin-up calendar from 1952.
As you can see, this lovely lady was the front sheet in the calendar. Rather than pulling sheets off and throwing them away, the sheets were held together behind a little cardboard frame. There is a slot at the back of the frame where old sheets could be pulled out and thrown away, or, as this owner did, shuffled behind the others to the correct month.
This pretty girl is December. I have to tell you, I need to get boyshorts like that and those adorable heels! Love them!
Oh, and this little calendar is about as big as a 3×5 photo frame, and at 25 cents was pretty much the find of the day at a garage sale where I also got pocket binoculars from the 1950s and some Pyrex dishes. It was a pretty sweet deal for me, and I think for the lady selling the things. She was just happy to be rid of them!
So cute, aren’t they? I have other plans for these rather than just being pretty. Stay tuned on Saturday to see my embroidery attempts with these beauties. I have a few stiches left on my matador, so stay tuned for him finished as well!
I will be posting some more of these lovely ladies, as soon as I get back to scanning!