The Drunkard's Children 3

Cruikshank, George (1848) The Drunkard's Children 3. [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 III. – From the gin shop to the dancing rooms, from the dancing rooms to the gin shop, the poor girl is driven on in that course which ends in misery.

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