The Bottle: I. A Happy Home in Danger >From the Bottle.
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Date made: 1871
Maker: Gebbie, George
Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Image size: Image: 7 3/4 x 11 in.; 19.685 x 27.94 cm
ID number: DL*60.2902
Negative number: 2003-20059


Description:

Black and white tinted print. One of eight scenes, bound together with a title page and introduction. They are based on George Cruikshank's "The Bottle," a series showing the progressive degeneration of a family due to the evils of drinking. Interior scene of a man, a woman, and three children. The man and woman are seated at a table, he pouring a drink for her. They are surrounded by comfortable middle-class furnishings that include a fireplace with stove insert, pictures on the wall, and a tall case clock. A cat and a kitten play by the fire near the two younger children.