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Domestic Intelligence

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Domestic Intelligence

Coloured cartoon from the Glasgow Looking Glass 9 July 1825 from the series "Domestic Intelligence". It shows a blacksmith fighting with his wife in a smithy, while their daughter, unnoticed, drowns in a large tub of water. The caption that accompanies the cartoon reads:

Connubial joy all other care disowns, The Parents happy, whilst the daughter drowns.

Reference: Sp Coll Bh14-x.8

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections

blacksmiths, children, domestic violence, drowning, fighting, Glasgow Looking Glass, hammers, lithographs, Norhtern Looking Glass, smithies, tubs, women

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