[The Bet]

Dublin Core

Title

[The Bet]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1908-06-16

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Man convinces Mr. Bunion to a bet that he can get rid of the valise. Police rough up Mr. Bunion for betting.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

157

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1908-06-16

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Man: Why don't you get rid of the old thing? I wouldn't have it around!
Mr. Bunion: Get rid of it? Huh! I'd like to see you do it, if-
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Man: I'll get I can rid you of it in five minutes. By the clock!
Mr. Bunion:What? This valise? i'd like to see you do it in five years!
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Man: If you have any money that says I can't, produce! I'll bet you!
Mr. Bunion: You want to bet me you can rid me of this valise?
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Man: Yes! I'll bet you a thousand dollars against a nickel I can!
Mr. Bunion: Put up your coin! Have a nickel left.
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Man: Put up your nickel! I've got the thousand and I'll show you how quick I'll rid you of it! Put up!
Mr. Bunion:You are betting me you can vamoose this valise, eh?
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Man: Yes. A thousand dollars to your nickel! You're going to lose it in about a minute, too!
Mr. Bunion: I'll take your bet. Yes, I'll take your bet.
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Mr. Bunion: Come on! Ante up!
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Policeman: Don't you know its against the law to bet? If you don't you will when I"m thro [sic] with you!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, JUN-AUG 1908 Reel 111

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works IV, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004), pg.189

Tags

crime
gambling

Files

157-1908-6-16.jpg

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[The Bet],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed November 19, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/158.