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"T: Tantalizing" from "A Comic Alphabet" by George Cruikshank (1836)

"T: Tantalizing" from "A Comic Alphabet" by George Cruikshank

S: Singing. Comic Alphabet. Designed, etched, and published by George Cruikshank (English, 1792-1878), 1836.In the 1830’s Cruikshank began campaigning against the abuses of alcohol, especially gin. In 1847 he renounced all alcohol and became an enthusiastic supporter of the Temperance Society in Great Britain, a sharp contrast to his early years when the wee hours of the morning often found him locked up in police custody for being drunk in public.

Designed, etched, and published by George Cruikshank (English, In the Cruikshank began campaigning against the abuses of alcohol, especially gin.

"K: Kitchen Stuff" from "A Comic Alphabet" by George Cruikshank (1836)

"K: Kitchen Stuff" from "A Comic Alphabet" by George Cruikshank

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In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London

"M: Monkies" from "A Comic Alphabet" by George Cruikshank (1836) - Note his spelling of "monkeys"

"M: Monkies" from "A Comic Alphabet" by George Cruikshank - Note his spelling of "monkeys"

"Y: Yawning" from "A Comic Alphabet" by George Cruikshank (1836)

"Y: Yawning" from "A Comic Alphabet" by George Cruikshank

"E: Equality" from "A Comic Alphabet" by George Cruikshank (1836)

"E: Equality" from "A Comic Alphabet" by George Cruikshank

"X: Xantippe" from "A Comic Alphabet" by George Cruikshank (1836)

"X: Xantippe" from "A Comic Alphabet" by George Cruikshank

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