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Alcoholism as a cause of insanity in lunatic asylums, and as cause of broken and poor homes in society. Lithograph attributed to Paul-Emile Colin, ca. 1900.

Colin, Paul-Emile, 1867-1949.

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Top centre, an alcoholic madman; top left, alcoholics fighting in the courtyard of a lunatic asylum; top right, a reformed alcoholic leaving the asylum and being greeted by his wife and child. Bottom left, abandoned children of an alcoholic; bottom right, the wife and children of an alcoholic, living in poverty


Paris (46, Rue du Bac) : Les Fils d'Émile Deyrolle (Paris : Imp. Gaillac-Monrocq et Cie.), [1900?]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph ; image text and border 76 x 50.5 cm.


Alcoholismo por Gustave Philippon, Dr-en-ciencias, y el Dr Legrain


Wellcome Library no. 543166i

Language note

Other works in the same series give series title in Spanish: Muebles y material para la enseñanza

Creator/production credits

Other works in the same series bear artist's monogram, apparently PE with a larger C: monogram of Paul-Emile Colin (1867-1949). Colin studied and possibly practised medicine, which he abandoned in 1901 to become a professional artist. His first woodcuts date from 1893: see Marcus Osterwalder, Dictionnaire des illustrateurs 1800-1914, Paris 1983, p. 253. A poster of an alcoholic, lettered "Santé - sobriété", signed "Paul Colin", shows that he was engaged in anti-alcohol propaganda

Lettering note

Bears numbers: Ex. 29 A [scored through]; No. 429A


Un bebedor loco -- El asilo. En un asilo 30% de los locos son alcoholicos. El trabajo regenerador. Salida del asilo despues de haber sido curato. Familia y alcoholismo. Ninos abandonados. El hombre a la taberna.



  • Spanish

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