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David Douglas Duncan

U.S. Political Conventions

Republican National Convention, Miami Beach, August 3-8, 1968
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Profile bust portrait of Richard Nixon, standing behind a podium, with his arms outstretched to the side.

"The last night of the convention was the night at Convention Hall for the new Republican candidate. [There Richard Nixon stood], bathed in applause . . . television spotlights . . . and the satisfaction of having made his first enormous step within his own Walter Mitty dream, come true. [August 8th, 1968.]" Self-Portrait: U.S.A., p. 88.