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Alcohol, Death, and the Devil. 1830s.


George Cruikshank campaigned against alcohol according to the summary by the Library of Congress. This particularly vivid image shows a skeletal Medusa holding a glass of wine.  It was not until 1847 that George Cruikshank renounced alcohol in support of the Temperance Movement.  I can only imagine how macabre the image would have been if executed one decade later.

Alcohol, Death, and the Devil. Cruikshank, George. 1830-18490. [1]

Alcohol, Death, and the Devil. Cruikshank, George. 1830-18490. [1]


[1] [Alcohol, Death, and the Devil]. Cruikshank, George. 1830-1840.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. URL: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003674027/

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