The Bottle: VI. Crime-The Hand and Arm That Should Have Shielded, Kills the Wife, The Mother of His Children.-The Bottle Works Gravely.
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The Bottle: VI. Crime-The Hand and Arm That Should Have Shielded, Kills the Wife, The Mother of His Children.-The Bottle Works Gravely.

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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*60.2907
Negative number: 2003-20010


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 attacking his wife. Their son and daughter are trying to intervene. Another woman enters the room in the background.