Sidewall, Dick Tracy, 1950
This is a Sidewall. It was designed by Chester Gould and manufactured by Niagara Wall Paper Co.. It is dated 1950 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is machine printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.
Veteran cartoonist Chester Gould began drawing his most legendary character, the dashing and daring Dick Tracy, for the newspaper comics page in 1931. Modeled in the image of the innovative Sherlock Holmes, Gould was inspired to create new crime-fighting technology including the two-way wrist TV. Mickey Mouse was the first comic strip character to appear on wallpaper ca. 1930, and Popeye followed soon after.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 113.8 x 48.9 cm (44 13/16 x 19 1/4 in.)
It is inscribed
Printed in right selvedge: "Licensed Famous Artists Synd., Copyright, Chicago Tribune, U.W.P.C. OF N.A." Printed in left selvedge: Naigara Wallpaper-Maxwell Wallpaper Mills."
Cite this object as
Sidewall, Dick Tracy, 1950; Designed by Chester Gould ; USA; machine printed on paper; H x W: 113.8 x 48.9 cm (44 13/16 x 19 1/4 in.); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-141
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Wall Stories: Children's Wallpapers and Books.