In 1944, Life Magazine visited the Whipple House in Ipswich. Built in 1677, the house is one of the best examples of “first period” (1625-1725) American Architecture. Life Magazine sought to celebrate this historical landmark in the best way they knew how - Pilgrim Pin-Up Girls.
…we’re guessing it was a much different time then.
(Photo by Walter Sanders. Link to October 2, 1944 issue of Life: http://books.google.com/books?id=CkIEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA124&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false. For more information on the Whipple House, visit http://www.ipswichmuseum.org/exhibitions-collections/whipple-house).