Tuesday’s ad is entitled My New Hobby, and the illustration was done in 1950 by Douglass Crockwell. It’s #38 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, Dad shows off his new hobby, and beer is most definitely in order. Otherwise, someone might quip that he better not have quit his day job, because I don’t know if his family will tell him, but he needs some more practice. The woman in green is looking so intently at the still life on the easel that I wonder if she’s thinking. “What is that supposed to be?”
What’s the blonde guy looking at? An empty frame? No more beer for you!