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David Douglas Duncan

U.S. Political Conventions

Republican National Convention, Miami Beach, August 3-8, 1968
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Candid portrait of two elderly men seated at a convention; the man on the left is yawning.

"Listening to a reading of the Platform was not easy, despite Senator Dirksen's stentorian skill . . . But there were a few delegates who had been attending conventions since before television's birth . . . Old Timers, who now yawned and dozed away, comfortable in the dignity and insulation of their years." [Republican Nation Convention, Miami Beach, August 1968.]" Self-Portrait: U.S.A., p. 42.