[Inheritance]

Dublin Core

Title

[Inheritance]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1909-1-5

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Receives an inheritance from an uncle but it ends up being more trouble (flooded farm land).

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

186

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1909-1-5

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Mrs. Bunion: He was your Uncle? Huh. So he is dead eh what's this?
Mr. Bunion: This is a notice from his lawyer. See it says I am the heir to my uncle's estate. I'm sorry and yet I am glad!
/
Mrs. Bunion: Go right down and see about it!
Mr. Bunion: Huh, I should say so. I kind of have a feeling that I'll rid myself of this old valise at last! I'll soon see about it!
/
Lawyer: Yes he left no money. His residence and house hold effects are held to satisfy a mortgage.
Mr. Bunion: Then I might as well expect nothing, sir!
/
Lawyer: Well, here is some mining stock, but, I can not find any record of it or its value. It probably is worth the paper it is written on-no more!
Mr. Bunion: Is there anything else the old chap left in his will?
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Lawyer: Yes, here is a drawer full of pawn tickets! He must have been a fiend at pawning. If you could redeem all of this stuff you might do tolerably well, Mr. Bunion!
Mr. Bunion: Yes, I presume so. Did he leave anything else?
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Lawyer: Oh! Yes! The old homestead is intact. Also a farm of five acres. Here is the map! I'll show you!
Mr. Bunion: Oh! Yes, I see! That's all, eh?
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Mr. Bunion: Well, there is the old homestead! He didn't leave much when he left that! I'll go look at the farm! [Boiler Works] [Slaughter House]
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Mr. Bunion: I think I'll carry this old valise a while longer! [Farm for Sale]

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, NOV 16-JAN 1909 Reel 113

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works VI, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2005), pg.172

Files

186-1909-1-5.jpg

Tags

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Inheritance],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed November 24, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/187.