[Concession Stand at Pleasure Park]

Dublin Core

Title

[Concession Stand at Pleasure Park]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1907-03-12

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Starts a concession at Pleasure Park that challenges men to smash his valise with a giant mallet.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

93

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1907-03-12

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: There's a fool born every minute! Wise men thrive among the fools! I am going to get wise and make some, too! Yes, sir!
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[Pleasure Park! Buy a concession, and get rich quick! Choice Locations. Sold Here! Come Early!]
Mr. Bunion: I want a concession. Please! Yes, a good one.
Salesman: Pay us fifty percent of the gross and it's yours!
/
Mr. Bunion: Just a minute, boys, and you may play this interesting game.
Man #1: I want to play it first. How much is it?
Man #2: I want to play, too!
/
Mr. Bunion: Now, boys! It's three strikes for a nickel! Put a dent in the old valise and you get a good cigar.
Man #1: Here! You are!
Man #2: Take mine! Man #3: Here's mine.
/
Mr. Bunion: Give it a good wallop! Remember! If you put a dent in it you get a good cigar! Step up boys! And try your muscle!
Man #2: I am next!
Man #3: No! Me!
/
Mr. Bunion: Come on! You lose Who's next? Put a dent in the old valise and get a cigar! Yes, try your muscle!
Crowd: Here's my money! I said I was next! Let me try it!
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Mr. Bunion: Hit her square boys! Recollect! You get a good cigar if you put a dent in the old thing! Step Up! Boys and try it.
/
Mr. Bunion: Then you're going to stop me? I can't work any more, eh?
Policeman: Certainly not! This is a bunc! First past the post! A cinch! A snide! You know that a dent can not be put in that old valise! You can not work on these ground so get out with that sure thing game!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, FEB 16-APR 1907 Reel 105

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works III, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004), pg.163

Tags

Pleasure Park

Files

93-1907-3-12.jpg

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Concession Stand at Pleasure Park],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed March 18, 2019, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/93.