"However, after six days o' restin' up, with salubrious fruits an' wine an' the meojus concerts, my cap'n broaches the cause of why we're callin' on the Don Hidalgo Rodreego Cazamma"
Date: 1915
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 39 1/2 x 31 3/4 in. (100.3 x 80.6 cm) frame: 47 1/2 × 39 1/2 in. (120.7 × 100.3 cm)
Illustration Citation: "The Medicine Ship," by James B. Connelly, in Scribner's Magazine, December 1915.
Credit Line: Special Purchase Fund, 1920
Object Number: 1920-3
About: This illustration depicts a story told in flashback by an old sailor, shown at left as a young cabin boy. He and his captain (at right) have disembarked at the palatial residence of the wealthy South American landowner Don Cazamma (right of center), who owns land in which a swamp root grows, and with whom the ship's owner has done business. After a week of enjoying the Don's opulent hospitality, the captain is about to tell him that the ship's owner wishes to increase the shipments of the root, which he uses to create a cure-all tonic for sale in his chain of American discount drug stores. As the Don anticipates the business transaction, the captain enjoys the fine wine.
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