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Title

[Hotel Fire]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1905-07-17

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Escapes a burning hotel.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

4

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1905-07-17

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Policeman: The hotel is on fire! Get up, quick! Run Run for your life. Hurry
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Crowd: Jump! Jump! Don't stop to save anything. Jump! Jump! - Jump! Oh! Hurry, oh! Here's the net, Jump! - Don't try to save anything, just jump and we'll catch--Hurry!
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Mr. Bunion: Save anything? Well I guess not, there's nothing I want to save but myself. In face, I'm glad to lose--
/
Crowd: I've lost my all. Oh! Oh! Oh! Everything is gone. - Everything we own in the world is lost forever.
Mr. Bunion: I can't say that I will miss my loss very much.
Crowd: All our money, jewelry and clothes are gone. Oh! Oh!
/
Mr. Bunion: It's an ill wind that bows nobody good. Ha Ha! I guess that old valise of mine is gone for good. I'm sorry for those poor wretches who lost their all but I am happy over my own loss, ha ha!
/
Fireman: Well! Well! Here's a valise that didn't burn owned by one Mister Bunion. Well that's a wonder.
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Mr. Bunion: Well, I - Ah - I'll go down Easy Street and have my nails manicured and take in some good show. My, this gay free life is fine, how happy I am.
Deliveryman: Hey! Hey! Mister Bunion! Is your name Bunion? Hey!
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Mr. Bunion: Aw! The dickens! Aw! Where'd you find that? Pshaw! Ah!
Deliveryman: The police sent this up. It was found in the ruins. It's got your name on it.

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, June 15-August 1905, Reel 097

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works VIII, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2006), pg. 177

Tags

destruction
loss
pity

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Hotel Fire],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 25, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/4.