The Bottle: Plate VIII. The Bottle Has Done Its Work, It Has Destroyed the Infant and the Mother, It Has Brought the Son and the Daughter to Vice and to the Streets, and Has Left the Father a Hopeless Maniac.
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The Bottle: Plate VIII. The Bottle Has Done Its Work, It Has Destroyed the Infant and the Mother, It Has Brought the Son and the Daughter to Vice and to the Streets, and Has Left the Father a Hopeless Maniac.

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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*60.2901
Negative number: 2003-20006


Description:

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. 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 background.