StreetRodding Honeys 06152016. Charting the evolution of the scantily clad, yet elegant beauty queen – from Life magazine’s original Gibson Girl in 1887 to the women who featured in First World War recruitment posters. This is where the PIn Up Girl started. She then symbolised the wild youth and free spirit of the 1920s, sold calendars in the 1930s, and through posters pinned up for moral support reminded men what they were fighting for during the Second World War. A Job Well Done.