Friday’s ad is entitled Home from Hunting, and the illustration was done in 1950 by Douglass Crockwell. It’s #48 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, some men are returning home from a hunting expedition with a pair of pheasants as their prize, and it’s smiles all around. And that looks a little odd for some reason, seeing everyone grinning about the dead birds. Something esle in this ad worth noting is how small the beer glasses are. Look at them in relationship to the beer bottles on the table and in the man on the left’s hand. They look six or eight ounce juice glasses, which seems strange.
Are those 2 pheasants glued together? I see no string tying them together, & unless the guy holding them up has a hook for a left hand – WTF? Further, who’s gonna pluck before roasting? Last – the guy at the back door with/the shit-eatin’ grin is wearing something like a game warden uni – there’s a badge/emblem on his left sleeve.