"The Bottle Has Done Its Work - It Has Destroyed the Infant & the Mother. It Has Brought the Son and the Daughter to Vice and to the Streets, and Has Left the Father a Hopeless Maniac."
Diameter: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Eighth plate out of set of eight earthenware (pearlware) plastes with flower molded rim, red-painted stripe on rim, and brown transfer-printed scene at center with hand-painted highlights. Based on a series of prints, "The Bottle," by George Cruikshank (1792-1878), published by D. Bogue, London, 1847.
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Impressed "K" on underside.
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