Back in the '40s, pin-up calendars were all the rage, with companies like Brown & Bigelow commissioning artists to paint scantily clad women in all sorts of barely plausible scenarios (sitting atop a penguin crate while wearing garters, for instance). One such enterprise, the International Mutoscope Reel Company, produced Mutoscope cards, pocket-size three-by-five collectibles that they sold through coin-operated vending machines. The cards are known for their lush colors and teasing (but somewhat-sort-of-clever) captions.Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images "Hold Everything" Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images "Stocking up on Sugar"
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