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Title

[Missed Opportunity]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1908-01-14

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Man really likes valise and Mr. Bunion thinks he is kidding. Another man comes by and explains that the first man really wanted the valise. Mr. Bunion is angry at himself for not realizing.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

135

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1908-01-14

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

6

Transcription

Man #1: I like this valise! It's the best one I ever saw! Its a dandy! Its a beauty!
Mr. Bunion: That's it! It's a pippin! A lalapaloozoo!
/
Man #1: I'd like to won one like it for my collection! Where can I get one?
Mr. Bunion: You are kidding, aren't you, eh? Just a trifle?
/
Man #1: No! No! No! Wouldn't do that! I'd like to have one like it! Well, sir I must go! Yep!
Mr. Bunion: Huh! You don't mean that!! Well good day!!
/
Man #2: Hello! Bunion! Why didn't you give that fellow your valise? You had a chance to get rid of it!
Mr. Bunion: He! He! He! Yes! He's a cruel kidder! Who is he?
/
Man #2: He's a wealthy collector of heirlooms, souvenirs, relics and so forth! He is crazy about that old valise of yours!! Would have bought it!
Mr. Bunion: Why didn't he say he would buy it? I'd have sold it quick!
/
Mr. Bunion: I'd have given it to him! Yes, for nothing. Why didn't he say so?
Man #2: I suppose he didn't like to ask you outright for it. He said he hinted so strong that any man should have understood, um!
/
Mr. Bunion: Well! I'll be dinged! Oh! What a chump I am! I thought the man was kidding, oh! What a fool!
/
Mr. Bunion: I am so smart! I am the biggest sap head! Oh! Oh! He wanted it and I too dumb to understand, oh! What an idiot!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, JAN-MAR 14 1908 Reel 109

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works IV, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004), pg.170

Tags

opportunity

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Missed Opportunity],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 25, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/136.