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Photo, Print, Drawing Dick Tracy. "Yes, this is the place, driver" / Chester Gould.

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About this Item

Title

  • Dick Tracy. "Yes, this is the place, driver" / Chester Gould.

Summary

  • 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.

Names

  • Gould, Chester, artist

Created / Published

  • c1965 July 30.

Headings

  • -  Aircraft--1960-1970
  • -  Detectives--1960-1970
  • -  Inventions--1960-1970

Headings

  • Comics--American--1960-1970.
  • Ink drawings--American--1960-1970.

Genre

  • Comics--American--1960-1970
  • Ink drawings--American--1960-1970

Notes

  • -  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

Medium

  • 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]

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2005677347

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-07725 (digital file from original drawing)

Rights Advisory

Online Format

  • image

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-07725 (digital file from original drawing)
  • 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/>.