Photo, Print, Drawing Dick Tracy. "Yes, this is the place, driver" / Chester Gould.
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- Dick Tracy. "Yes, this is the place, driver" / Chester Gould.
- Four panel comic strip shows Lizz the policewoman alighting from a cab and approaching a shabby house. She reflects that Dick Tracy and his partner Sam Catchem will be covering her from their AirCars. Meanwhile, the two detectives fly over in wastebasket-like vehicles that are billed as "The newest product of science from the moon! The one-man magnetic air-car, silent, fast and crash-proof." Gould created the comic strip about the tough but honest detective in 1931. The strip was known for its hard-boiled stories, its grotesque villains, and its reliance on technological devices including Tracy's famous two-way wrist radio (later upgraded to a wrist television and then a wrist computer). In the 1960s, Gould's characters went to the moon and extra-terrestial characters and inventions were introduced, but the end of the decade put an end to the "Space Period," when the Apollo 11 mission proved that the moon was uninhabited.
- Gould, Chester, artist
Created / Published
- c1965 July 30.
- - Aircraft--1960-1970
- - Detectives--1960-1970
- - Inventions--1960-1970
- Ink drawings--American--1960-1970.
- Ink drawings--American--1960-1970
- - Title from item.
- - Stamped on verso: Engraving Dept. 1965 Jun 24.
- - Copyright 1965 by The Chicago Tribune, world rights reserved.
- - Forms part of: Art Wood Collection of Caricature and Cartoon (Library of Congress).
- - Unprocessed in WOOD/Gould.124
- - Sources: Don Markstein's toonopedia [online]; Wikipedia -- ljr
- 1 drawing : ink over graphite underdrawing, with paste-on ; 18.7 x 58.5 cm (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
- Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2001:055-4 [item]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-07725 (digital file from original drawing)
- Rights status not evaluated. For general information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions...," https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html
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- Call Number: Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2001:055-4 [item]
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Chicago citation style:
Gould, Chester, Artist. Dick Tracy. "Yes, this is the place, driver" / Chester Gould. , ca. 1965. July 30. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2005677347/.
APA citation style:
Gould, C. (ca. 1965) Dick Tracy. "Yes, this is the place, driver" / Chester Gould. , ca. 1965. July 30. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2005677347/.
MLA citation style:
Gould, Chester, Artist. Dick Tracy. "Yes, this is the place, driver" / Chester Gould. July 30. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2005677347/>.