Detectives Old and New

Title

Detectives Old and New

Subject

McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
Political cartoons
Police
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Chicago (Ill.). Police Department
Criminals
Organized crime
Criminal investigation
Crime
Law enforcement

Description

Political cartoonist John T. McCutcheon criticizes the Chicago Police Department's ability to fight crime in the city. In the top panel a detective holds two guns and stops three crooks. In the lower panel, two pairs of legs jump out a window with a speech bubble reading "I'm not on duty today," while three men shoot a fourth person in the back of a bar.

Captions: "Under 1: The old fashioned Detective we read about in books. Under: The modern Chicago Detective we read about in the newspapers. (P.S. The heroic are to be seen at left of picture.)

Creator

McCutcheon, John T.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

n.d.

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

jpg

Language

eng

Identifier

403024
John T. McCutcheon Collection

Original Format

political cartoon
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

56 x 36 cm

Citation

McCutcheon, John T., “Detectives Old and New,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 20, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/24849.