Thursday’s ad is for Ballantine Ale, called “Preparing the Thanksgiving Feast,” it’s from 1953. The ad features a great illustration showing a cut-out of the interior of a home getting ready to serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. It’s not exactly how my Thanksgiving looked, but it’s close. What I really love is the poem below the illustration.
Thanksgiving Day is here at last …
The family’s come from far and near.
The kitchen’s smelling mighty nice;
And Dad’s got Ballantine on ice.
That’s the beer we like best …
Deep-brewed to meet the “icebox test.”
We chill the bottles thoroughly …
Flavor that chill can’t kill, you see!
Priceless. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!