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  • Kirilly Cull

    On a May evening in 1941, members of the Young Women's Republican Club of Milford, Connecticut, discovered the pleasures of tobacco, poker … and strip tease. As the game went into the night, the ash trays overflowed and the air got positively "blue." Reasoning, "If men can take it, so can we," the women continued.

  • MakSiccar

    Young Women’s Republican Club in Milford, USA. Photo by Nina Leen for Life magazine, 1941

  • Slim

    LIFE Magazine Goes to a GOP Women's 'Smoker' - LIFE #NinaLeen

  • Carla Santiago

    GOP Women Party Hard, 1941 “On the evening of May 20,” begins an article in the June 16, 1941, issue of LIFE magazine, “members of the Young Women’s Republican Club of Milford, Conn., explored the pleasures of tobacco, poker, the strip tease and such other masculine enjoyments...

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