George Cruikshank - Anti-Alcohol Drawings

Anti-Alcohol Drawings

Illustrations of Works Advocating Not Drinking Alcohol

Later in life Cruikshank became a proponent of abstinence from drinking alcohol. Alcohol abuse, especially the drinking of gin, was a major social problem in Victorian England. Cruikshank drew a number of illustrations to anti alcohol plays and pamphlets. The illustration above is from a play called The Bottle. It shows a drunken man abusing his wife while his traumatized children attempt to hold him back.


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