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Title

[Pawns the Valise]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1905-11-27

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Mr. Bunion pawns the valise and he and Mrs. Bunion go out to celebrate.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

38

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1905-11-27

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

6

Transcription

[PAWN SHOP] Mr. Bunion: Well, at last! I've got rid of it. I've pawned it. I'll never redeem it. No! It may stay there now.
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Mr. Bunion: You can't guess what I've done! I pawned the valise! Got rid of it at last.
Mrs. Bunion: You did? Oh! That's splendid! I'm so glad!
/
Mr. Bunion: Get ready now and we will go out and celebrate and have some fun.
/
Mrs. Bunion: Where will we go and what'll we do to enjoy ourselves?
Mr. Bunion: Well, we'll go get some lunch then to a good show of some kind, perhaps the opera and after, a nice supper. We'll hire an automobile.
/
[CLOSING OUT SALE] [Valises labeled: SOLID COMFORT, JOY, PLEASURE, EASE, LAUGHTER, DELIGHT, FUN]
Mr. Bunion: Say there as good an article as anyone would want. Mrs. Bunion: You're so used to carrying a valise too. Why not get one of these?
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Salesman: You'll find this the genuine article, some thing everyone should
Mr. Bunion: I'll take it. I'll buy it, yes.
Mrs. Bunion: I think dear you are doing right. You might as well buy it.
/
Mrs. Bunion: If that is the real genuine thing, its appended box to own. Let's see if--
Mr. Bunion: I wonder if it is genuine. Get a rag and rub--
/
Mrs. Bunion: What do you think of that ?? Confound it.
Mr. Bunion: You know I did not think much of that fellows grin. Well, we've got it now, and we've got to keep it.

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

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works VI, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2005), pg. 184

Tags

wife
dining
comfort
joy
pleasure
delight
fun

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Pawns the Valise],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 20, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/38.