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Title

[Basement Burning]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1905-08-31

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Mrs. Bunion destroys the valise.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

14

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1905-08-31

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

6

Transcription

Mrs. Bunion: Yes, John, I want you to clean out the cellar. Take everything out and burn it in the yard. burn it all up. Everything!
Mr. Bunion: Ah, me oh! Ah? Me! [reading The Evening Scowl]
/
Mr. Bunion: John can burn that up too. He will burn everything he's told to.
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John: Mrs. Bunion. Are you sure you want everything burned up down here?
Mrs. Bunion: Everything! Yes! Everything! Just clean out everything you find. Its all no good, John.
/
John: That valise looked to me like one Mr. Bunion carries.
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Mrs. Bunion: For mercy sakes alive! How did that valise get in there? Oh! Its burned to ashes, oh! Oh! That's too bad, oh! Oh!
/
Mrs. Bunion: I have some bad news to tell you. By some mistake, John burned your valise today while cleaning out the cellar. I'm --
Mr. Bunion: Never mind dear, its gone now, so let it go. It was an accident. It couldn't be helped.
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Mrs. Bunion: My husband doesn't let on, but he must miss his valise, so here goes -- My Dear Friends, you are cordially invited to attend a surprise party given by me to my husband at our home the evening of Aug. 30th. A good time is in store for all. Mrs. Bunion. I'll send a hundred out.
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Man: Mr. Bunion, on behalf of your many friends, I present to you with this small token of the high esteem in which you are held by all who know you. It is their wish that you cherish it as you did the one you lost.

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, June 15-August 1905, Reel 097

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works VIII, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2006), pg.172

Tags

destruction
wife

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Basement Burning],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 21, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/14.