American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell is the first name that comes to mind for many people when they think of art that captures "slices of life." His cover illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post included some of the most iconic images of everyday American life during the early 20th-century. 

One such image, entitled "The Pharmacist" graced the cover of the magazine on March 18, 1939. The illustration features a pharmacist with mortar and pestle sitting atop an open book, presumably a medical tome of some sort, concocting a cure for a sick child. The young boy stands next to him, looking up expectantly and holding a cloth over his mouth, apparently ill and seeking relief.

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