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Richmond: “Cheesecake” on the home front in 1945

By Chris Treadway
Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 11:55 pm in History, Richmond.

Stop in at the new visitors center for the Rosie the Riveter national park in Richmond — highly recommended — and you can get a great overview of the valor and sacrifice made on the home front during World War II.
But don’t let them fool you.
There was always room for cheesecake, even in mainstream publications like Life magazine, which ran the full page collection of “garage calender art” shown above.

Cartoon director Tex Avery offers a good idea of reaction to the artform.

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