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Title

[Thieves]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1908-01-21

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Is robbed of the valise by thieves who think it is full of money. Officer finds valise and returns it.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

136

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1908-01-21

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

8

Transcription

Thief #1: A bank messenger is the real goods nowadays! Cop out a bank messenger! De ye hear?
Thief #2: Here is one coming wide a big bag of gold! Get ready!
/
Thief #1: Grab him!
Thief #2: Aw keep cool!
Mr. Bunion: Well! I feel quite good today! Its the weather, I guess. When the weather is fine one always feels good!
/
Thief #1: Le go of this money bag, fren!
Mr. Bunion: Take it!!! Take it, but, don't harm me! Take the old thing, yes!
/
Thief #1: Beat it!! Beat it!! There's a cop coming!
Thief #2: He'll never get us. He's too fat!!
/
Thief #1: Aw! We've made a mistake! We've grabbed the wrong party there's no money in that!
Thief #2: I should say not! Drop it! We don't want it!
/
Policeman: Which way did they go. What did they rob you of? Are you hurt sir?
Mr. Bunion: Never mind me officer! Let 'em go! I'm not hurt a bit! Its all right!!!!!!
/
Mr. Bunion: They ran in that direction! But I'd rather you let em go! I don't care a snap for my loss!
Policeman: Yes, but, I've got to report on this and must do me duty, be getting' the face o the case!!!
/
Mr. Bunion: Aw! I know they'd not carry it far! No such good fortune I knew you'd find it! Pshaw! Why didn't they keep it?
Policeman: Here it is! I've found it!

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.172

Tags

theft

Tags

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Thieves],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 25, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/137.