[Strength Building]

Dublin Core

Title

[Strength Building]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1907-11-12

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Mr. Bunion takes a strength building class at the "School of Physical Culture."

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

126

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1907-11-12

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

8

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: I wonder if I hadn't better try that. If I were stronger I might not suffer so much!
[Are you Strong? Are you Muscular? Are you Vigorous? A Course of Training in PROF. DUKE'S SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL CULTURE will make a new and powerful man of you and fit to battle through life with ease]
/
Mr. Bunion: Valuables! I have nothing valuable to lose! Huh! No! Well, me to the physical culture class!
[ The proprietor will not be responsible for articles of value not locked in his safe]
/
Prof. Duke: The first I'll try you with is a pair of very light Indian clubs! It is better not to strain yourself at the start off! I will then give you--
Mr. Bunion: Aw! Get me a pair of big once! I'm not so weak!
/
Prof. Duke: Oh! Me! Oh! My! Yes! I must get you some heavier clubs. You have quite a big muscle!
Mr. Bunion: Yes! These are toys, Prof!
/
Prof. Duke: You seem to handle those dumb bells with ease, I'll get you heavier ones.
Mr. Bunion: Get me something heavy! I want to build up my muscles! Bring me the heaviest you've got Prof!
/
Prof. Duke: You seem to juggle those twenty pounders with ease.
Mr. Bunion: They are easy! Get me some thing along about a hundred and fifty--
/
Prof. Duke: You are the strongest man who has come in here since I have been in--
Mr. Bunion: What does this weight? Two hundred and fifty did you say?
/
Prof. Duke [out of panel]: What trade do you follow. What is your occupation? You are indeed powerful!
Mr. Bunion: What is my trade? My occupation? Why am I so strong? Come in and look at this valise I carry all of the time!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, NOV-DEC 1907 Reel 108

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works III, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004), pg.

Files

126-1907-11-12.jpg

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Strength Building],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed November 19, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/126.