I came across these images via Tumblr today and I am so glad I did! They were posted by Vintage Gal, everyone’s go-to follow for the best vintage photographs, history, and gifs. I love coming across ethnic images on tumblr and google. Ethnic pinups were often overshadowed; they were hidden gems that were never fully embraced in the mid-century. I literally have libraries full of them in my computer as inspiration and thought I would share my new additions with you. These are African-American pin-up illustrations for Playboy magazine by one of my favorite pinup artists, Alberto Vargas c. 1960’s-1970’s.
Major thanks go to Vintage Gal on Tumblr for posting these along with many other inspiring images.