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Title

[Subway Valise]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1905-08-14

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Buries the valise so he can retire to "Comfortopolis."

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

9

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1905-08-14

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

6

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: I don't suppose that that man lives who is more miserable than I. I wonder who left that spade sticking here.
/
Mr. Bunion: Well, say! I can see that spade and me doing a stunt that will end my misery.
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Mr. Bunion: I'll bury that valise of mine so deep an earthquake won't disturb it, and then me retire to Comfortopolis.
/
Mr. Bunion: Now I'll just pack this down nice and tight and then away from here.
/
Mr. Bunion: Cabby, if you don't mind, drive me to the Joy Club. I wish to dine there this evening with the boys. Now hustle me over quick.
/
Foreman: The subway as originally surveyed goes right through here.
Surveyor: You're right. You can commence digging right here. You're right.
/
Worker: What is it Tom? A box full of treasure? You've struck it rich! Surveyor: What'd you find box of money?
Tom: Well, it's an old valise. It's no good. Let's see what is this? Mr. Bunion it must belong.
/
[The Daily Scowl - THOUGHT HE FOUND FORTUNE subway worker digs up old valise but does not want it]
Mr. Bunion: Well, I guess I"ll see the old thing again. they'll send it to me. Huh!

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.166

Tags

newspaper
transportation
dining

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Subway Valise],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 20, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/9.