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Beer In Ads #1941: Teaching Guests The Square Dance

Monday’s ad is entitled Teaching Guests The Square Dance, and the illustration was done in 1952 by John Gannam. It’s #72 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 group of well-dressed people are at a party at someone’s house, and after many beers — I presume, I won’t dance unless I’ve had many, many beers — someone suggests square dancing. I learned square dancing in school, 3rd or 4th grade I think, and then promptly forgot it, and never looked back. But hey, maybe with enough beer….

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