[Goes to the Theater]

Dublin Core

Title

[Goes to the Theater]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1906-06-19

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Goes to the theater to be amused.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

57

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1906-06-19

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

[ Put away Dull Care! Two hours of Amusement. Don't Miss it! Two hours of fun, fun, fun] Mr. Bunion: I might as well see this show. Yes. I need a little amusement. [Box Office]
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[Check Room ] Mr. Bunion: I want to check this valise and go in and see the show. Yes. I understand the show is a good one. I want to be amused, yes.
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Performer #1: Keep on the happy side of life. Do not frown or worry as you go. There's a brighter time coming for us all. I know it 'cause my papa told me so.
Mr. Bunion: That isn't so awful bad. She sings quite well.
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Performer #2: We are happy only when we are at work, our duties we should never never shirk. 'Tis the honest toil that brings to us a happy happy home.
Mr. Bunion: It brings him whatever he can get. Poor fellow, I presume.
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Performer #3: She loved him with a love intense, and longed to see his milling face again. He went away she hasn't seen him since and now her heart is full pain a a a an. She's sitting by the---
Mr. Bunion: He's probably forgotten the date he had, poor girl.
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Performer #4: The man who has a million is no better off than you, his troubles they are great while yours are small. So listen until me and I"ll tell of this song, life is a pleasure after all.
Mr. Bunion: It is if you say so old man, but, oh, well, this is only a show.
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Performer #5: Nobodee eva dun nothing for meeeeee I neva did nothing' for nobody, no how. Some folks live on than fat of the lan' I live on the fat of the airh. Nobody cares for me, no ?
Mr. Bunion: I kind of like that song and he sings it very good.
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[Check Room] Mr. Bunion: That's it, number twenty three! Your show is quite amusing.
Man: I've lost the check but I guess it's yours. No one seemed to claim it. Yes, sir.

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, APR 15-JUN 1906 Reel 101

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works II, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2003), pg. 177

Tags

theatre
amusement
fun

Files

57-1906-6-19.jpg

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Goes to the Theater],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed May 22, 2019, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/57.