[Blacksmith]

Dublin Core

Title

[Blacksmith]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1907-03-19

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Mr. Bunion talks to a blacksmith friend.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

94

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1907-03-19

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Blacksmith: All work is work! It's work no matter how you look at it!
Mr. Bunion: Some work is a grind. Yes, some is not! Some work is so interesting that its almost a pleasure. It's play!
/
Man: Are you a blacksmith?
Blacksmith: Do I look like a manicurist? Yes, sir! I'm a blacksmith
/
Man: I want to get these welded together. My money separating machine won't work. I have forty or fifty millions of money laying in one big heap waiting to be--
Mr. Bunion: Ah, um.
/
Man: separated, the bills from the silver. You understand, this is the part that does it and it's broke. I tried to fix it myself but failed. How much will you charge me--
Blacksmith: Twenty-five cents.
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Man: Twenty-five cents!!!! Why, I've had it fixed a dozen times before and never paid more than twenty cents. Can't you come down a nickel, eh?
Blacksmith: Not very well, sir.
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Man: I've got millions of dollars at home and millions more coming that will rot before I'll pay twenty-five cents to have it separated! I'll willingly pay twenty cents but I'll not pay twenty-five!
Blacksmith: There's an hours work on that job, sir.
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Man: I can't help that! If you'll fix it for me for twenty cents so ahead, if not, I must go somewhere else. I will not pay twenty-give,no sir!
Mr. Bunion: Where's my hat? Whoof!
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Man: I must get my money sorted out someway.
Blacksmith: You're not going, Mr. Bunion, are you
Mr. Bunion: I'm going out side and sit under the spreading chestnut tree a while, its too hot in here.

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.168

Tags

work
wealth

Files

94-1907-3-19.jpg

Tags

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Blacksmith],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed November 26, 2022, https://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/94.