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David Douglas Duncan

U.S. Political Conventions

Democratic National Convention, Chicago, August 24-29, 1968
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Interior view of a hospital bed, a bumper sicker on the back of a patient's wheelchair reads: Alfred E. Neuman for President. Vote Mad.

Every night of the 1968 Democratic Convention, thirty-two miles north of the Chicago Amphitheater, 1,263 Marines and a scattering of paratroopers who filled the beds and wards of the Great Lakes Naval Hospital, listened, and, when they could, watched those older men who were fighting for control of the nation's future--and the Presidency.

Title derived from Self-Portrait: U.S.A., p. 172.