Photoshop 1.0: "Before and After" Shots of 1950s Pin-Ups

Here we've been thinking all along that the media's perpetuation of hyper-unrealistic female bodies has been largely a modern phenomenon thanks to Photoshop and now we've come across Photoshop 1.0.  Check out these "before-and-after" shots of pin up gals c. 1950s/60s and see how artist Gil Elvgren touched up the images by thinning waistlines, enlarging busts and basically getting rid of any lines, puckers or wrinkles in his paintings.  Though we might like to think that the 1960s valued a Joan Holloway bod more than the 2010s, these images tell a different story.

[See more photos at Retronaut and Dangerous Minds]

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