Archive for September 2nd, 2011

Cabbies

2 September 2011

By Juliana Adelman

This is a portion of an image that I plan to use in the chapter I am working on about horses in nineteenth-century Dublin.  In their efforts to bring their passengers to their destination speedily, the cab drivers are trampling a baby underfoot and driving their horses to death.  The artist has depicted the message of anti-cruelty campaigners: cruelty to animals is associated with a callousness to human life (and a number of other vices in the remainder of the image).