[Static on the Line]

Dublin Core

Title

[Static on the Line]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1905-11-09

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Gets phone call from man who says he will destroy the valise but there is too much static on line

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

33

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1905-11-09

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

6

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Yes. That's me. That's my name, Mr. Bunion! What is it?
Boy: You are wanted at the phone.
/
Mr. Bunion: I wonder who want to talk to me and what is it they want to say.
/
Caller: Hello! Is this Mister Bunion who wants to rid himself of his valise?
Mr. Bunion: Ye ye ye ye ays! Ye Yeeeeees! This is me! Who is it, who are you?
/
Caller: Well, Mister Bunion, if you'll bring it to me at once I will really destroy it for you so you will never
Mr. Bunion: Yes! Yes! Yes! I understand! Good! Great! Where shall bring it to?
/
Caller: I will destroy your valise completely if you will bring it to __ KRRRRRR KRRKRR ZZZZZZ ING ING ING ING ING SSSSEEEEEEEEE ZZZ * *---------*
Mr. Bunion: Hey! Hold on! Hey! Hello Hey Hello! Oh, Hey! Central! Hello Central.
/
Caller: BEEEEEZZZZING SNAP * ____-_____. KRRR - R - R - R --Z-- ___ING___CURR*
Mr. Bunion: Hello! Say! Central! Some one cut us off. Can't you connect us again? I've waited here an hour.
/
Central: You'll have to wait until the party calls you up again. I can't get him. No! He's gone. I can't get him.
Mr. Bunion: Gosh! I've waited here two hours! Some one cut us off.
/
Mr. Bunion: I don't even know who it was. Well, I'll go home! I'll not wait any longer, nope, pshaw!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, SEP-NOV 13 1905, Reel 098

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works VI, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2005), pg. 180

Tags

opportunity

Files

33-1905-11-9.jpg

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Static on the Line],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed December 3, 2022, https://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/33.