MISS-PLACED CONFIDENCE Gil Elvgren CHEESECAKE PIN-UP Mutoscope Card VERY RARE (1940’s)
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This is “MISS-PLACED CONFIDENCE” an original MUTOSCOPE arcade card from the 1940’s. The art is done by the most talented pin-up artist of the era, GIL ELVGREN. This ALL-AMERICAN GIRLS card is rated “VERY RARE” by the knowledgeable folks at Mutoworld. The card is a lithograph on heavy card stock and measures 5 1/4″ by 3 1/4″. This item is in nice shape, with some very minor edge and corner wear. Two soft diagonal creases across the card (very hard to see with the naked eye). Keep in mind the large image is enlarged by TWICE the size of the original card. Quality cheesecake from when the pin-up was in its’ heyday.
Mutoscope cards were published during the 1940s by the International Mutoscope Reel Company and other firms. All carry the inscription “A Mutoscope Card.” They were sold from coin-operated vending machines in places such as amusement parks. Most Mutoscope cards typically feature pin-up girl material.
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