The Bottle: IV. The Father and Mother are Become Habitual Drunkards, and the Once Happy Children Beggars, Through their Devotion to the Bottle.
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The Bottle: IV. The Father and Mother are Become Habitual Drunkards, and the Once Happy Children Beggars, Through their Devotion to the Bottle.

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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*60.2905
Negative number: 2003-20002


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. Outdoor scene of mother, father and older daughter standing outside a wine and spirits shop while the son begs for alms in the street. The mother holds an ailing toddler. The father pockets a bottle of liquor.