Dr. C. F. Brown’s Young American Liniment. Philadelphia: Duross Bros. Printers, ca. 1861-1865. Chromoxylograph. Copy
This color wood engraving for Dr. Brown’s popular medicine was likely printed during the Civil War and, predictably, features patriotic imagery. It also demonstrates through before and after views (a motif often used by the trade) the powerful effect of the product, on both man and beast. The size, color, and stirring imagery of this poster would immediately attract attention wherever it was displayed, which was essential for success in the crowded popular medicine market.