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The Bottle: V. In Their Now Miserable Home, Death from Starvation and Neglect has Taken Their Infant and Left Them in Their Despair.-Comfort:-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*60.2906
Negative number: 2003-20009


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 family, now reduced to two children due to the starvation death of the toddler. Mother, father and son huddle near a meager fire, the mother holding a wine glass, the father holding a bottle. The daughter stands with her hand on the toddler's coffin. The mother and daughter are weeping.