[Opposites I]

Dublin Core

Title

[Opposites I]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1907-02-12

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Runs into a friend from 20 years prior - everyone is now the opposite of what they once were.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

89

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1907-02-12

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Isn't this Tom Jones' boy that I used to know? I haven't been here in twenty years. You are Little Tommie aren't you? Yes where is "Skinny" Watkins? I used to call him Sliver Watkins--
Tom Jones: Yes! I am Mr. Jones' boy. This is, eh, Mr. Bunion, is it not? I thought I recognized why, ah--
/
Jones: There's Skinny Watkins! He isn't skinny like he used to be. He's our fattest citizen--
Mr. Bunion: Why! He surely isn't fatter than Fatty Hobbs who I used to know.
/
Jones: There is Fatty Hobbs. He's lost all his fat! Yes, that's Fatty.
Mr. Bunion: That's funny. We called him the village fat boy, huh! He's pretty much the reverse now, sure!
/
Mr. Bunion: Who's the party in the auto mobile?
Jones: That's Hon. Stack. Our richest man, he used to pick rags, bones, and bottles.
/
Mr. Bunion: Well! Well he hasn't as much money as old Southey, has he, the philanthropist?
Jones: There goes old Southy. He hasn't got a cent, now!
/
Mr. Bunion: Who's the party with the bun on? He's got a lalapazozo on board.
Jones: Don't you remember the great temperance lecturer? That's him! Yep!
/
Mr. Bunion: Our worst boozer, when I lived here was McGuggle he was the limit!
Jones: Oh! Well! There's Mr. McGuggle and his family going to church. He doesn't drink a drop!
/
Jones: Twenty years make lots of changes still, you look about the same, yes.--
Mr. Bunion: Yes! I'm just the same and always will be, just the same!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, DEC 1906 -FEB 15 1907 Reel 104

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works III, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004), pg.150

Tags

wealth
poverty
alcoholism

Files

89-1907-2-12.jpg

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Opposites I],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed March 23, 2019, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/89.