The genuine Murray & Lanman Florida water
Print shows an advertisement for "Murray & Lanman Florida Water" showing a man and a woman standing in a park where the woman gestures toward a water fountain, with tropical plants and trees in the background.
L4414 U.S. Copyright Office.
Caption continues: The best perfume for the toilet and the bath.
Publication date based on copyright statement on item.
Printed at bottom right: Copyright 1880, by L. Prang & Co. Boston.
Copyright stamp, date, and number appear at top right center.
Stamped and inscribed in pencil on top right center : Copyright Mar 18 1880 4414Lp1s.
Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).
Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, introduced the subject of colored lithography in 1818. Printers in other countries, such as France and England, were also started producing color prints. The first American chromolithograph—a portrait of Reverend F. W. P. Greenwood—was created by William Sharp in 1840. Chromolithographs became so popular in American culture that the era has been labeled as "chromo civilization". During the Victorian times, chromolithographs populated children's and fine arts publications, as well as advertising art, in trade cards, labels, and posters. They were also used for advertisements, popular prints, and medical or scientific books.