The Bottle: VIII. The Sins of the Drunken Father are Visited on the Heads of the Children.- A Thief and Woman of Shame Visit Their Lunatic Father in the Criminal Lunatic Asylum.
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The Bottle: VIII. The Sins of the Drunken Father are Visited on the Heads of the Children.- A Thief and Woman of Shame Visit Their Lunatic Father in the Criminal Lunatic Asylum.

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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*60.2909
Negative number: 2003-20012


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 cell with a man huddling in a corner before a caged fire. He is being visited by his grown children, now a thief and a woman of shame. A guard is visible through an open doorway in the background.