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Title

[Playing a Joke]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1909-2-16

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

A man borrows the valise to play a joke on his friend. The friend kicks the valise and hits Mr. Bunion in the face.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

192

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1909-2-16

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Life, huh! Um, life is a queer condition! One exists, another lives! I barely exist! I just seem--
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Man #1: Can I borrow your valise a minute?
Mr. Bunion: A minute? Borrow it? You can have it! You are welcome to it for the rest of your life!
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Man #1: I want to fool a friend of mine. I'll bring it back!
Mr. Bunion: Oh, don't worry, sir!
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Man #2: So, you're off. Man #3: Yep! I'm packed up, ready to go right away--
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Mr. Bunion: Did you exchange valises with him?
Man #1: Yes, for a joke. Wait until I go back and then listen to him roar!
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Mr. Bunion: He has put that old thing of mine along side of his friend.--Oh! Wow he's discovered the switch--oh!
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Man #3: Who put that thing there, I wonder?
Man #2: I was thinking you had a bum box to go on a pleasure trip with, huh!
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Mr. Bunion:
He wanted to play a joke with his friend, eh? The joke is on me, I'm thinking!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, FEB-APR 15 1909 Reel 114

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works VII, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2006), pg.140

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Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Playing a Joke],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 20, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/193.