Sunday’s ad is entitled The Prized Possessions, and the illustration was done in 1948 by Douglass Crockwell. It’s #15 in a series entitled “Home Life in America,” also known as the Beer Belongs series of ads that the United States Brewers Foundation ran from 1945 to 1956. In this ad, two couples are at one of their homes for a dinner party or some such. The two men are looking at his fishing poles, which must be his prized possessions. He must be a serious fisherman, with photos and fish on the wall behind them. The lady of the house is showing on one of her prized possessions, too, but I can’t for the life of me figure out what it is. Something ceramic, perhaps.
She’s holding a tea pot upside down.