Saturday’s ad is for Miller Brewing, from 1958. This ad features a close-up illustration of a man holding a pilsner glass of beer wearing what appears to be hunting gear. The tagline below is “I’m glad they still brew a beer like this!” Below that sits three shotgun shells and a duck call, making clear that this is all about hunting.
Friday’s ad is for Miller Brewing, from 1963. This ad features a woman in a bar smoking a cigarette with a mug of beer in her hand. She’s surrounded by a couple of dudes, and we can only see her through a gap in between them. As she’s taking a drag on her cigarette — given the caption — I guess that’s how she’s enjoying life.
Wednesday’s ad is for Miller Brewing, from 1962. This ad features a hunting party taking aim at a pheasant in the top illustration, with the tagline, “Same good taste everywhere!” In the bottom photo, they’re back home in somebody’s rec room. One of them has drained his beer while the other is nursing his. Not sure what to make of that. One of them was lucky, and the other wasn’t?
Monday’s ad is for Miller Brewing, from 1939. This ad features a man out hunting with his dog. I know he’s staring off at the sky, most likely looking for his prey, but I can’t help but think it also looks like he’s looking at me (or us), too, in a vaguely threatening manner. It’s a little unsettling, but then I remembered it’s 79 years old and he’s probably dead now, so I probably shouldn’t be too worried.