This is for the wonderful and erudite men_in_full.
Who knew there were so many postcards of big men bowling, drinking beer, and smoking cigars? Or comical accidents with the beer boy / beer maid?
From men_in_full: I don't know what it is about fat guys and bowling, but the theme comes up often. It's one of the few illustration themes which show fat men in motion, or in different body postures than simply standing or sitting. In other words, fat men bowling are dynamic, not static; active, not passive.