Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A color lithograph depicts two successive scenes. In the first, a Black woman offers watermelon to a sick Black man. In the subsequent image, the man holds the watermelon and the woman holds a medicine bottle , while both dance. The lithograph is labelled with a title: "The Magic Cure."

Title: A woman offers a watermelon to a sick man; he is cured and both start dancing; she holds up a medicine bottle.

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Date: 1890

Source: Wellcome Collection

Copyright/Permissions: A woman offers a watermelon to a sick man; he is cured and both start dancing; she holds up a medicine bottle. Coloured lithograph, 1890. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Location(s): New York City, USA

Art Hx