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Title

[Pistol]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1909-3-2

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Man is cleaning his gun which goes off in the direction of Mr. Bunion. It hits the valise, which ends up saving Mr. Bunion's life.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

194

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1909-3-2

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Woman: {out of frame} I do wish you would not handle that pistol like that!
Man: Oh don't worry! I'm going to give it a little cleaning! It needs it, yep! I'll clean it and oil it! Um!
/
Mr. Bunion: I'm so confounded tired I can not stand up! Christopher Columbus! But I'm weary!
/
Woman: {out of frame} Sometimes they go off! Are you sure it is not loaded dear?
Man: Aw! You make me weary. One would think to hear you talk that I never had handled a gun. Sure its
/
Mr. Bunion: Get over there, you old Jonah. And get out of my sight. I hate to look at
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Woman: There! I told you to look out!
Man: Oh!
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Mr. Bunion: Oh! What is this? Great Scott! I'm shot!
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Woman: Oh! Oh! Oh! My husband is a murderer! He had killed a man. Oh! Go and see the poor man!
Man: Gracious! I'll go and see how badly he is hurt.
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Man: Are you shot? Did it hit you? Are you hurt, sir?
Mr. Bunion: No! I'm not hurt. But my valise got a little of it's paint knocked off! I thought I was killed for a minute!

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.146

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Pistol],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed April 25, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/195.