I was doing vintage shop photography for a friend, and couldn’t help but take a few extra pictures of this 1950s calendar celebrating curvy pinup Hilda.
The sexy cartoon character “Hilda” is a “generously endowed nymph who casts propriety and modesty aside and comfortably romps her way through the year”. Each month of this 1958 calendar has a drawing of BBW Hilda, and advertising for Munger Linen (“‘Coverage where coverage counts’ When Hilda Rents Uniforms she calls Munger Linen”). The 1950s was the decade of the classic cheesecake pinup!
This calendar was quite rolled up and stubborn to make straight, so I weighed it gently with clothes pins.
I hope you enjoy looking at this as much as I enjoyed photographing it!