Two-Color Magazine Advertisement for Nujol by Clarence J. McCarthy
Periodic art portfolio, lithographic plate by C.J. McCarthy. Two-color magazine advertisement. Courtesy of H. K. McCann Co. Full page ad for Nujol, depicting a man baling hay. Nujol was a product of the Standard Oil Company, starting life as a patent medicine claiming cures for many ills, and finally ending its career marketed as a laxative.
A fine art painter and also illustrator of magazines including Cosmopolitan, Collier’s and Saturday Evening Post, Clarence McCarthy (1887-1953) lived in Woodstock, New York. He studied at the Art Students League in New York with Robert Henri and Luis Mora. Memberships included the Society of Illustrators and Woodstock Art Association.