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Title

[Following A Man Home]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1908-04-21

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Follows a man who says he lives on Easy St. but every house he thinks is his they pass. In the end, the man goes to a woman for money and Mr. Bunion says, 'Just as I thought. A woman is supporting him."

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

149

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1908-04-21

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

8

Transcription

Man: No, sir! You don't see this chicken worrying the world owes me a living! Those who want to go out and sweat for it can, but not me! I wouldn't be any man's slave! They've got to come to me! I'm not worrying about it! Nix!
/
Man: Am I right? You bet your life I am! Cut it out! You're bound to live! They're not going to let you starve! I live on Easy-Street, always did and always will! You can gamble on that old man! Cut out your worrying!
/
Mr. Bunion: I'm going to follow that chap and see where Easy Street is! Ah! There's where he lives! No wonder he can talk so flippantly about living, he has plenty of money!
/
Mr. Bunion: No! It was not that mansion! It must be one of these brown stone houses he live in--
/
Man: I'll go back to that joint and trim the bunch! Let's see! I got three from Ike, I'll touch bill for four and my Frau for three!
/
Mr. Bunion:
Here is where he lives in this cozey [sic] home with the fine lawn! No! He doesn't he's going on by!
Man: If she's got it I'll get it! They're coming easy for her this week! If I get then together I'll
/
Mr. Bunion: Gosh! He surely doe snot live in a tenement house! Huh, I guess he does! No! I don't think he does!
Man: Turn it into a hundred and won't have to make many passes either. There will be a big crowd down there, tonight, too!
/
Mr. Bunion: That must be his home! yes! This is his Easy Street he spoke of! Yep! That's his home!--
/
Woman: I don't believe I have over sixty cents in the house!
Man: Aw! yes you have old girl! Dig up! Dig up! I've got to have it, Nellie. Aren't they paying you, eh, for your work? Look and see! Gwan dig me up three! Gwan!
Mr. Bunion: Just as I thought. Some woman is supporting him! Um!

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.178

Tags

Easy Street
women

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Following A Man Home],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 23, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/150.