Posted on 25 September 2014
The new website 'Who were the Aero Girls?'helps unlock some of the mysteries surrounding an enigmatic collection of 1950s paintings commissioned by Rowntree and held at the Borthwick Institute for Archives.
The York Digital Library showcase follows the quest of researchers Kerstin Doble and Francesca Taylor to discover the stories behind a series of 20 portraits of young women commissioned for use in Aero Chocolate Advertising from 1951 to 1957.
The site features archive images, footage, biographies and first-hand accounts about the Aero Girls and the artists. To find out more visit the website 'Who were the Aero Girls?'