The Fruits of Intemperance, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Man and woman walking down road. Young girl shielding her eyes walking beside man. Woman has one child slung on her back and a young boy in her arms.

Life in American cities was often difficult, and Currier & Ives produced a number of prints that depicted the challenges of living a good and moral existence. Alcohol consumption was of special concern. In this work, the firm illustrates the bad effects of drink by showing a homeless family walking down a bleak path. This image was also published by Currier & Ives under the title The Bad Husband.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
1870
Medium
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions
8 1/16 x 12 5/16 inches
Credit
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
Accession Number
2004.D03.706
On View?
No
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