Sunday’s ad is entitled Four Hands On The Keyboard, and the illustration was done in 1953 by Douglass Crockwell. It’s #78 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 party has consumed so much beer that two of them sat down at a piano and are belting out tunes. BUt look at the expression on the woman in the red dress. She is not amused.
Sheet music – who knows what they were doing. Kinda funny that the gal’s playing the low side, looking up at the chart, while the guy playing the high end is face down into the keys, likely ad-libbing on what he’s hearing (he has to know the tune). Or the ad artist was clueless about music 🙂