[Needs a Stamp]

Dublin Core

Title

[Needs a Stamp]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1907-07-16

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Tries to mail a letter and get $10,000 but he doesn't have money for a stamp.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

110

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1907-07-16

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

4

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Ah! Now, I must hurry and mail this!!! Ten thousand dollars is nothing to let slip by. If I get this off at once I will get the--
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Mr. Bunion: Money and thank heavens I can take it easy for awhile, by Jove! I haven't --no sir! I haven't a stamp! Huh!
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Mr. Bunion: I'll have to hurry down to the corner drug store and get one! If I miss this next mail, I will lose that money, I mustn't do that, no!
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Mr. Bunion: Will you sell me a two cent stamp, right quick, so I can catch this mail?
Clerk: A two cent stamp? Yes, sir! Indeed I will, you must hurry, if--
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Mr. Bunion: Gracious! I haven't a cent of money with me! Pshaw! Huh! I haven't a cent with me!
Clerk: It looks like it is going to rain again, I hope not. But it looks threatening.
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Mr. Bunion: Oh! I don't know-ah-eh-can I ask you to charge me up with that two cents I just happen to be minus--
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Mr. Bunion: Great Scott! Man! I must have a stamp! Here! Take this valise as security! It surely is worth the two cents!
Clerk: Hum! Ho! You would not ask me to accept that as security for a stamp, um, no!
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Clerk: I'm sorry! But we have a rule here not to sell stamps on credit which is a law!
Mr. Bunion: Yes, I suppose! Huh! It does look like rain, in fact, its raining now. Oh! Well, I'm late for the mail!

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.180

Tags

opportunity

Files

110-1907-7-16.jpg

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Needs a Stamp],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed December 3, 2022, https://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/110.