This is a genuine original calendar top print featuring a sexy young woman in a red-and-white striped, strapless, bandeau-top bikini straddling a dalmation. The beach scene with the sweet-smiling strawberry blonde (or is she a redhead?) is titled, "Pair of Beauties" - we're presuming the spotted canine is included in that duo.
This glossy, full-colour, vintage photographic image is a calendar top so there is no actual calendar and no specific year is indicated. It appears to be a Fifties-era example, though. It is from the estate of a Toronto tradesman so it may have been a salesman's sample that he was considering using to advertise his business. Sex sells, as they say - even the services of a plumber may be helped by an advertisement sporting a gorgeous girl in a skimpy swimsuit astride 'man's best friend'.
This LARGE 1950s pinup measures 14" x 17 1/2" (approx.). The image of this piece of advertising memorabilia / ephemera can not be accommodated completely by a large-format scanner. This attractive Fifties print is in good condition with a modicum of signs of age and wear (i.e. rolled creases as it was stored loosely folded - not folded flat or completely rolled - and edge wear. Also the hanging ring is present but broken). However, it is still eminently suitable for framing - for the dog lover among us, of course.
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