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David Douglas Duncan

U.S. Political Conventions

Democratic National Convention, Chicago, August 24-29, 1968
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Street scene showing a large banner that reads "Ladies and gentlemen. Welcome. You have arrived in Daley country."

"Probably few convention delegates arrived in Chicago harboring the assumption they were meeting on neutral ground to nominate their candidate for President. Still, it must have been embarrassing--even irritating--to find they had entered 'Daley Country,' U.S.A., as though Chicago were a separate realm with the Union; which, in some ways, it was! [August 1968.]" Self-Portrait: U.S.A., p. 116.