I hope that my dear readers will indulge me and allow me to move away from retro and vintage style fashion in this blog post.
It goes without saying that whenever one posts a tweet it is with the intention of encouraging retweets, likes and comment. After all this is the purpose of Social Media. It further goes without saying that in a virtual world where a user personally knows few, if any, of her/his followers that comments may not always be favourable.
As my followers will be aware @Rations2R_n_R primarily focuses on the fashion of the 1940s and 1950s. I try to cover glamour and elegance with a little humour added every now and then.
Like many of my followers I have an affection for vintage style pin up illustrations and posted this recently.
Before I progress I should like to provide a little information about the illustrator Gil Elvgren.
Born: March 1914 St. Paul, Minnesota.
Died: February 1980.
An American painter of pin-up girls, advertising and illustrations he is regarded by many as the preeminent pin-up artist of all time.
His pin-ups contributed towards forces moral during World War II with many reproduced as nose art on military aircraft.
I view his pin-ups with nostalgia and as wonderful artistic representations of a bygone era.
It was therefore a little surprising, and certainly disappointing, to receive the following response to my tweet of the above image.
“Oh dear, this is the image #nursing and nurses have been trying to get away from for years.”…to which I responded…“It’s a #vintage #pinup illustration posted simply for fun & as a representation of the art of the #1950s…not to be taken seriously!”…and received the following reply…“Sigh!”.
To be honest my dear friends I felt obliged to block the user; but with a sad heart, that there are people in this world that are unable to enjoy the innocence of vintage elegance, fun and glamour.