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Title

[Sunday]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1909-1-12

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Sunday, decides not to go to church because it won't make things better. Is walking along musing about how we rest on Sunday to dig for six days a week only to rest again and dig again. Finds an amusement park ticket and decides he wants to be amused but when he gets there the park is closed on Sundays. He can't get over what bad luck he has and starts laughing. A policeman yells at him that it is against the law to laugh on Sunday.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

187

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1909-1-12

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Well, this is Sunday and I'm as blue as can be! If I go to church it will not make me better than I am! I try to be good and I think I am!--
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Mr. Bunion: I'll take a walk! Six long days we hustle and dig! The seventh day we rest! Rest up so that we can start in again digging and --
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Mr. Bunion: Hustling for six days more, then rest again! Why did not someone invent a day for recreation and amusement? What is this?
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Mr. Bunion: Whee! Someone dropped this! A ticket for the amusement palace! By gracious! I think I'll take it in, if it is Sunday.
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Mr. Bunion: Yep! I'll go in an be amused a bit! [Laugh and the world laughs with you! Weep and you weep by your lonely! Put away Dull Care! Come in and be amused! AMUSEMENT PALACE one block up on the sunny side!]
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Mr. Bunion: Huh! Ho wonder I find a ticket laying the street! [CLOSED on Sunday by the police!]
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Mr. Bunion: I do not know whether this is mirth or hysteria but I can not help laughing at what bum luck I have! Ha! Ha! Ha! It's fierce! Ha! Ha!
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Policeman: Don't you know the law says you can not even laugh on Sunday? Gwan! Now beat it! Go home! Bit! Now!

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.173

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Sunday],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 25, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/188.