[A Curse]

Dublin Core

Title

[A Curse]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1905-09-28

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Man with cheetah on his back labeled "curse."

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

21

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1905-09-28

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

6

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Well, I might be a coward, but I'm going to drink this cynide(sic), and finish myself. No man living, suffers like I do. I've tried everything on earth to better my condition. I would willingly trade places with anyone who--
/
Mr. Bunion: For gracious sakes alive! What are you, who are you, and what do you want?
Man [Cheetah on back labeled CURSE]: Did I hear you say you would trade places with anyone?
/
Mr. Bunion: [SILENCE]
Man: Did I? Tell me! Don't oh please don't disappoint me. Did I hear you say trade?
/
Mr. Bunion: Aw, here! my poor man, don't carry on so. Let me talk to you, sir.
Man: Just as I expected. Just as I thought. Someone's always bluffing. I did think for a minute I could swap with you, but, not its always no! No! NO!
/
Mr. Bunion: Isn't there something you can do? Are you powerless? Can't you shake that thing off. Get rid of it or---
Curse: Come You! Come! We must go on.
Man: Yes! Trade with someone! Won't you trade me just a little while? Oh--
/
Mr. Bunion: No1 No! No! I couldn't think of it! I will do anything for you but trade--
Man: You said you would. You said.
Curse: Come here to me! You hear?
/
Mr. Bunion: That is pitiful. That is awful. Poor, poor man.
Curse: Ar you going to come with me? Eh!!!
/
Mr. Bunion: Oh! Let me fly away from here with my precious valise. Before I really do lost it. Oh! [60000000 Miles to Easyville]

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, SEP-NOV 13 1905, Reel 098

Tags

burden
suicide
animals

Files

21-1905-9-28.jpg

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[A Curse],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed November 17, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/21.