The Drunkard's Children 2

Cruikshank, George (1848) The Drunkard's Children 2. [Image]

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In 1848 George Cruikshank produced this series as a sequel to his extraordinary successful The Bottle. The story of The Drunkard’s Children, also a very widely reprinted and copied set of images, shows the ruin of the lives of the next generation, with crime, prostitution, and suicide all resulting from early familiarisation with drink.

PLATE II. – Between the fine flaring gin palace and the low dirty beer shop, the boy thief squanders and gambles away his ill-gotten gains.

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