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Beer In Ads #1194: E. Simms Campbell For Blatz

Saturday’s ad is for Blatz Beer, from 1952. The ad is part of Blatz’s “I lived in Milwaukee, I ought to know” series from the later Forties and Fifties that featured prominent celebrities, sports figures and famous folks from Milwaukee claiming to know “Blatz is Milwaukee’s Finest Beer” because they lived there, or near there, at some point in their lives. This one features cartoonist E. Simms Campbell, who was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and worked most of his professional life in new York City, but according to the ad copy he’s visited, or at least “been to Milwaukee.”

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