[Chrome Kicker]

Dublin Core

Title

[Chrome Kicker]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1905-11-23

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Man derides Mr. Bunion for complaining and encourages him to laugh.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

37

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1905-11-23

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

6

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Oh! I'm so tired. I'm so confounded weary of yanking that old valise around every place. Oh! Oh! When will something turn up to soften the--
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Man: Ha ha! So this is Mr. Bunion! I've always said I ever came across you I would roast your for being such a Chrome
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Man: Kicker. Why you old fool! What do you let this box bother you for? Be a man! Be--
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Man: Game! Look at me! I allow nothing to worry me! Life is too short! A hundred years and you will --
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Man: Have forgotten it. That trouble in the world doesn't exist that could make me carry on like you do. Figure--
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Man: It out that you are up against it and let it go at that. The way you illustrate your misery in the Telegram is foolish--
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Man: Childish and ridiculous. Laugh. Look pleasant! Smile like I do! Laugh! Laugh! Oh! Oh! Excuse me! I - I - ---
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[Elephant labeled DRUDGERY] Mr. Bunion: I wonder if he does really laugh? Is he laughing now?

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, NOV 14 1905-JAN 1906, Reel 099

Notes

A chrome is an uninteresting person. A kicker is someone who complains.

Tags

animals
fatigue

Files

37-1905-11-23.jpg

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Chrome Kicker],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed October 19, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/37.