[Opposites II]

Dublin Core

Title

[Opposites II]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1907-04-02

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Everyone Mr. Bunion meets wishes they were the opposite of what they are (fat/thin, busy, resting, rich/poor, married/single).

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

96

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1907-04-02

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Well, sir! John, you never married, did you? You never got a wife.
John: No! I wish I had, now! Yes, sir! I wish I had married a good girl. I should now be happier than I am, Bunion.
/
Mr. Bunion: Old John Skinflint never got married did he? He's the same old bachelor.
Man #1: Well, he's a sensible man! A man should never marry if he cares to be happy! Oh! If I had to do it over again.
/
Mr. Bunion: You've got it pretty easy haven't you, eh? No work to do!
Man #2: Yes! But I don't like it! I'd rather work. A man is happier when he is doing something. I hate to loaf, um!
/
Mr. Bunion: Well! I see you're busy eh, Bill?
Bill: I should say so! I'd like to take a day off once to see how it feels. Who invented work, anyway? I'd like to loaf once, just once!
/
Mr. Bunion: I guess you don't suffer with the heat much.
Man #3: Nope! I'm too thin, I guess. I wish I was a little fatter. I'd be willing to stand the heat. I wish I weighed two hundred pounds on the square I do, Mr. Bunion!
/
Mr. Bunion: Jake, I wish I had half your weight, yes, sir!
Jake: I wish I could give it to you. If I was thin like some people I know I'd be the happiest man in this little old world, I sure would!
/
Mr. Bunion: How are they coming, Dave? Are you prospering?
Dave: Prospering? Yes! Not!!! I'm broke, flat! How can a man be happy without the good old cash! I wish I had a million, I'd show you how to live, huh!
/
Mr. Bunion: Haven't you got enough money by this time, Jim, eh?
Jim: Yes! I've got too much! I'd rather not have a cent. I was happier years ago when I had nothing. Money is a curse when it gets the best of you.

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.167

Tags

work
marriage

Files

96-1907-4-2.jpg

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Opposites II],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed November 18, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/96.