[German Man]

Dublin Core

Title

[German Man]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1908-09-01

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Speaks with a German man re: his valise STUMPFE PFLICHT translates to BLUNT OBLIGATION.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

168

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1908-09-01

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

8

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Oh! My! Goodness! Who is that!!? He is suffering terrible with some ailment! Come Here! Man--
/
Mr. Bunion: Come and sit down! Rest yourself!
Man: Ich bin niche wohl. (I am not well.)
/
Mr. Bunion: I did not understand what you said how, or, whathhy
Man: Ict spreche niche Englisch oh! Ich bin nicht wohl! (I speak not English oh! I am not well!)
/
Mr. Bunion:
I can not speak your language. I do not know what you say.
Man: Es ist ein...um es ist ein traurige sache oh! oh! (It is a ... for it is a sad thing, oh! oh!)
/
Mr. Bunion: What have you in the valise? the box, the crate, the bag?
Man: Es ist ein ungluck es ist ein grosses ungluck, yaw! (It is a misfortune, it is a great misfortune, yaw!)
/
Mr. Bunion: I wish I could understand him! Yes, show it to me, old man. Let's see it!
Man: Hsslich! Unangenehm arm! Mde bose und bitter! Ja! Ja! (Ugly! Unpleasant poor! Tired and angry bitter! Yes! Yes!)
/
Mr. Bunion: I do not understand your language, but I do understand your manner, huh! Stumpfe! [STUMPFE PFLICHT] (Blunt Obligation)
Man: Ich have viel zu tun! Ich muss gehen! (I have a lot to do! I have to go!)
/
Mr. Bunion: Yes! Um! I've got to go! I understand you're up against it--
Man: Lang seereise!Lang, hart landstrae schwer reisesack! [STUMPFE PFLICHT] (Long voyage! Long, hard-highway heavy travel bag!)(Blunt Obligation)

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, SEP-NOV 15 1908 Reel 112

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works V, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2005), pg.25

Files

168-1908-9-1.jpg

Tags

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[German Man],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed November 26, 2022, https://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/169.