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The Bottle: Plate IV. Unable to Obtain Employment, They Are Driven by Poverty Into the Streets to Beg, and By This Means They Still Supply the Bottle.

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Date made: ca. 1847
Maker: Michelin, Francis; Moody, David William
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 8 1/2 x 13 in.; 21.59 x 33.02 cm
ID number: DL*60.2897
Negative number: 2003-20001


Black and white tinted print. One of eight scenes 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.