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Title

[Disappointing Day]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1909-3-30

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Nothing works, no one is in, there isn't a seat anywhere, etc.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

198

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1909-3-30

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Mrs. Bunion: Do not use the bathroom this morning, dear. The hot water pipes leak and I have a plumber working--
Mr. Bunion: Oh! All right. I'll hurry on down town and see if I can see that friend of mine--
/
Mr. Bunion: I must hurry and take a carÉhuh! I can't get on that car! Oh, well! I'll cut through--
/
Mr. Bunion: A side street and walk! I can get there just as quick! Huh! This is closed! I'll have to go around! [STREET CLOSED]
/
Mr. Bunion: Now. I'll see if he's in! Hello! Is Mr. Goodfellow in? Yes. Is he in. When will he be back? Eh.
[on phone] He's expected in any minute yes, very soon.
/
Mr. Bunion: While I am waiting I'll eat something bring me an oyster stew! Stewed in milk, sir!
Waiter: We are out of oysters. We have some nice tripe or corn beef!
/
Mr. Bunion: Now. I'll see Mr. Goodfellow! He, kid. Has Mister Goodfellow returned yet? Is he in? Tell him MIster Bunion is--
Boy: He was in but is gone again! Sailed for Europe for a month!
/
Mr. Bunion: While I'm down town I might as well take in a show, um, I need a little enjoyment after such a disappointment! Give me a seat in the gallery.
Man: Sold out!! Not a seat in the house. Sorry I can't accommodate you!
/
Mr. Bunion: Well, perhaps I can get a seat in the park where I can sit down and rest. Nope! That is crowded too! My chief pastime is getting left!

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, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2003), pg.194

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Disappointing Day],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed July 28, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/199.