[Mr. Prosper's Burden]

Dublin Core

Title

[Mr. Prosper's Burden]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1906-08-21

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Mrs. Prosper meets Mrs. Bunion and they discuss their husbands burdens.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

66

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1906-08-21

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Mrs. Prosper: I believe this is Mrs. Bunion! Oh! Mrs. Bunion! Mrs. Oh, eh, Mrs. Bunion!
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Mrs. Prosper: I'm so glad to see you. how are you and how is Mr. Bunion? I hear he is not at all well.
Mrs. Bunion: Oh! We are so so. Mr. Bunion still has that burden, that awful old valise and it worries (sic) both of us so much.
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Mrs. Prosper: Well! We all worry it seems it is about all we can do. yes.
Mrs. Bunion: I don't see why you should worry, you have everything you could wish for. Here he comes
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Mrs. Prosper: I'm glad to see you, Mr. Bunion. How are you?
Mr. Bunion: Oh, so so. How are you? I suppose your husband is as prosperous--
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Mrs. Prosper: No he is not. He has a burden that worrys (sic) me. He used to conceal it but lately it has grown--
Mr. Bunion: Why I didn't know he had a care in the world. He has every luxury at his command I can't
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Mrs. Prosper: I know he has but, oh! Here he comes now.
Mr. Bunion: How are you, Mr. Prosper? Ah! Eh! Oh, I ah
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Mr. Prosper: Well shir! You old chump howdy! I've got a bun on, an' its a pippin--
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Mr. Bunion: Goodness me! What a load he's got and according to her statement, he carrys (sic) it with him all the time--
Mrs. Bunion: Um! When I think of your burden after seeing his I am thankful. Your valise isn't so heavy after all.

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.152

Tags

alcohol
burden
prosperity

Files

66-1906-8-21.jpg

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Mr. Prosper's Burden],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed December 18, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/66.