Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sad News - Chester Gould Museum Closed

We are very sad to learn that the Chester Gould-Dick Tracy Museum in Woodstock, IL closed its doors on June 1st.

E&P reported that the 1991-founded museum shut down for economic reasons.

The museum's collection included original Dick Tracy comics by Gould, some of which probably featured assistant work by the creator of Invisible Scarlet O'Neil. Russell Stamm was an assistant to Gould from 1935 to 1940. Even after he left to create his own character, the two remained friends and Gould was very supportive even though the two were working for rival Chicago newspapers.

Some items from the Chester Gould collection will continue to be displayed in Woodstock, and a virtual museum is still online at

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