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The Bottle. It Is Brought Out For The First Time: The Husband Induces His Wife "Just To Take A Drop."

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Date made: ca. 1854
Maker: Kellogg, Elijah Chapman
Place: Hartford, Connecticut
Image size: Image: 8 1/2 x 13 in.; 21.59 x 33.02 cm
ID number: DL*60.2951
Negative number: 2003-24652


Colored 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 a man, a woman, and three children. The man and woman are seated at a table, he pouring a drink for her. They are surrounded by comfortable middle-class furnishings that include a fireplace with stove insert, pictures on the wall, and a tall case clock. A cat and a kitten play by the fire near the two younger children.