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Title

[Two Boys with Firecrackers]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1906-07-03

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Meets two boys with giant firecrackers and tries to blow up the valise.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

59

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1906-07-03

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Now boys, if you want to celebrate the 4th of July right, let me show you how. Give me those giant fire crackers and we--
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Mr. Bunion: will put them in this valise, light them, and watch the valise get blown to pieces. Get your punk ready now!
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Mr. Bunion: Look out! Boys! She's going to bust, eh!
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Boy #1: Ooof! Umm!
Boy #2: Wow! Ooh!
Mr. Bunion: There it goes! AH-H-H!
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Boy #1: Way up in de clouds!
Boy #2: Gee, whiz!
Mr. Bunion: Isn't that fine, eh? Look at that old boy sail! It'll never return.
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Boy #1: Look out! It's coming down!
Boy #2: It's coming down a flying!
Mr. Bunion: Yep! It's coming and coming fast. I'd better get away from here.
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Boy: He's trying to dodge it. Oh!
Mr. Bunion: Well! Eh, where--which way is it going to come? Gracious!
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Boy: Ain't we having' fun?
Mr. Bunion: Oh, well! It's It's the Fourth, anyway, huh!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, JUL-SEP 1906 Reel 102

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works VII, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2006), pg.142

Tags

holiday
destruction
fun
injury

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Two Boys with Firecrackers],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 20, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/59.