Monday’s ad is entitled Thanksgiving, and the illustration was done in 1948 by John Gannam. It’s #23 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, a large family gathers for Thanksgiving dinner. I count at least eleven people. As one woman carries in the turkey from the kitchen, the rest appear to be finishing setting the table. All five of the men seen in the ad, are doing nothing whatsoever to help, and every one of them has a beer in one hand. One’s even pouring himself another beer. I’m a little surprised he didn’t have one of the womenfolk pour it for him.