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The real Kojak at work, Detective Sgt., Gerald McQueen (checkered trousers) looking through photos of wanted persons, NYC

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

The real Kojak at work, Detective Sgt., Gerald McQueen (checkered trousers) looking through photos of wanted persons, NYC

Artist: Leonard Freed (American, 1929 - 2006)
Date: 1975
Medium: Vintage gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 1/16 × 9 3/8 in. (17.9 × 23.8 cm.)
Image: 6 × 9 in. (15.2 × 22.9 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Mark Greenberg, 2017.64
Accession number: 2017.64
Classification: photograph
In Collection(s)
MarksVINTAGE PRINT (l,c verso stamp in black ink); © Leonard Freed-Magnum (l,r verso stamp in black ink)
InscriptionN.Y.C. 2.6.. (u,l blue ink); MAG00100706-268 (u,l printed on sticker); THE "Real Kojak"...Det.Sgt. McQueen of New York (underlined) Distrib. 76/137 (underlined) In Manhattan's Homicide Task Force they call him the "real Kojak", he is the 36yr old Det. Dergeant Gerald Thornton McQueen of the NY Police Dept's Detective Bureau. Tracking down murders is a painstaking job, crimes increased and therfor the NY Chief of Police decided to create a special task force under the direction of Detective Commander Lt. Richard Gallagher and his assistant Sgt. McQueen, with 12 other specialists. They have at their disposal an ultra sophisticated electronic tracking device, computers, lazer beams, radio transmiters, and a memory bank for locating "wanted criminals". A dusted fingerprint is photographed, put into a computer and lazer scanners, and within seconds the corresponding identity finger print can be found from criminal records all over the United States.This is now the age of electronic criminology, but the cop on the street is still neededand men like Sgt. McQueen maynot always find their suspect like Kojak doe, but then they are real cops facing real problems.... Photos by Leonard FREED / MAGNUM (u,c verso typed in blue ink); 1975 (underlined) NEW YORK CITY. USA. (center verso pencil); Photo 2. The real Kojak at work, Detective Sgt. Gerald McQueen (chequered trousers) looking through photos of wanted persons. (75.19.22/23s) (l,c verso typed in blue ink); adhesive residue and black ink scribbled over in blue ink (u,r verso); LFPW-267.4 4000 (l,l verso in pencil)
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