The Bottle: II. The First Result of the Introduction of the Bottle. Laziness and Craving for More Liquor, to Relieve the Feeling of Despondency Produced by Indulgence in Drunkenness.
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The Bottle: II. The First Result of the Introduction of the Bottle. Laziness and Craving for More Liquor, to Relieve the Feeling of Despondency Produced by Indulgence in Drunkenness.

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Date made: 1871
Maker: Gebbie, George
Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Image size: Image: 8 1/2 x 13 in.; 21.59 x 33.02 cm
ID number: DL*60.2903
Negative number: 2003-20007


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 father sits despondently next to the fire while the daughter hands a new bottle to the mother. The cat walks across the table that is now pushed against the wall. Two younger children huddle together on a small table or footstool.