[Ammunition Testing]

Dublin Core

Title

[Ammunition Testing]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1908-03-24

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

A testing of a protective shell, which ammunition is piercing with ease. Mr. Bunion places his valise in front of it hoping it will be destroyed but it stops the projectile and he is chased away.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

145

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1908-03-24

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

8

Transcription

Man #1: Now gentlemen. We are ready for the test of my armor piecing shell! Major whenever you are ready you may fire.
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Man #2: Of course you know this two foot thick piece of the hardest steel will resist any other projectile.--
Mr. Bunion: here's where I lose this.
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Man #1: You see my shell goes right through that piece of armor with ease. We will let them fire four or five shots and riddle the target
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Man #1: as representatives of the war department, I hope you will see just how powerful my invention is. Keep on firing.
Man #2: That is a great projective, sure!
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Man #1: Hey! Stop! Signal them to stop!!!!!! Something is wrong! Wait till I see what has happened!
Man #2: That shell did not go through!
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Officer: Who put this old valise here?
Man #1: Some one is trying to ruin my test!
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Man #1: You take your old valise and get out of here. I you want to demonstrate some thing! Wait till I get through!
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Mr. Bunion: Huh! Never scratched it, even! If I could get enough of these old boxes to cover the sides of a battleship my fortune would be made! I shouldn't have butted in on that fellow!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, MAR 15-MAY 1908 Reel 110

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works IV, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004), pg.176

Files

145-1908-3-24.jpg

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Ammunition Testing],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed November 17, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/146.