This is a gorgeous mutoscope card depicting a lovely young girl painted by K. O. Munson, a Swedish artist (1900 - 1967) who painted a large portion of the pin-up series for the Direct Mail Calendar line of the Brown & Bigelow, Inc, in 1945. Brown & Bigelow, Inc, is a leading distributor of promotional products and calendar advertising.
The caption of this attractive card reads as, "WHO SAID ANCHORS AWAY?".
The history of the pin-up girl originates to the time of World War I, when President Woodrow Wilson formed the Division of Pictorial Publicity to create visual boost to persuade men to join the war effort. The pin-up girl's fame continued to rise throughout World War II, when soldiers would hang up an image of a pretty lady to remind them of their home country.
Mutoscope cards were published during the 1940s by the International Mutoscope Reel Company and dispensed by coin-operated vending machines in places such as amusement parks. Most Mutoscope cards are of "pin-up" material.
This one-of-a-kind mutoscope card is grated, encased, and slabbed by PSA, Professional Authenticator Sports as VG - EX 4. It measures 5 1/4 x 3 3/4.