[Roulette]

Dublin Core

Title

[Roulette]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1907-06-18

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Plays roulette and guesses black when red wins and red when black wins.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

106

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1907-06-18

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

8

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Well, sir, I've played the red twenty times and it hasn't come up yet! I'll not play at all this time and see what the result will be, nope! I'll not play--
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[out of panel] It comes red, gentlemen! Red is up!
Mr. Bunion: Huh! Now, I will play the red again for a few time. Yes. I'll play--
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Mr. Bunion: Here, friend, put that on the red for me! It ought to come up sure this time. I've played thirty-five times on the red and it--
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[out of panel] It's black, gentlemen!
Mr. Bunion: Gentlemen? Huh! They're a bunch of loafers who never did a lick of work in their lives but they can win.
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Mr. Bunion: For the fifty-ninth time I've played the red and it hasn't come up, I'll not play it this time. I'll just drop out just this once!
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[out of panel] It's on the red, boys, red!
Mr. Bunion: What do you think of that? I'll play the red now! It surely will turn up a few times by--
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[out of panel] The color is black, good people!
Mr. Bunion: Well! I've played the red one hundred times and it never came up for me. I'll quit and go home. Yep! I ought to play a few times more but I won't, nope!
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Mr. Bunion: Listen to that! The red has come up every spin since I quit paling. If I should go back and play the red it would come black, so what's the use? How black it is out tonight. Um! I never was lucky, any how, no!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, MAY-JUL 1907 Reel 106

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works III, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004), pg.178

Tags

gambling

Files

106-1907-6-18.jpg

Tags

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Roulette],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed December 5, 2022, https://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/106.