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The Bottle: VII. Madness. -The Drunkard Becomes a Lunatic over the Body of His Murdered Wife-The Bottle Has Done Its Work.

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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*60.2908
Negative number: 2003-20011


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 crowd gathered around the body of a dead woman. The weapon, a broken bottle, lies on the floor at her feet. The husband stands next the fireplace and is being seized by a policeman. Another policeman consoles the crying daughter. The son, also crying, stands next the fireplace.