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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 hotel room where three women attend to two men suffering from head wounds.

"Senator McCarthy's 15th-floor campaign headquarters in the Conrad Hilton Hotel became a hospital within minutes after assault echelons of riot police in the street below clubbed youth volunteers, pressmen, bearded demonstrators of many categories, and those bystanders so foolish as to come on a summer evening stroll to the Hilton . . . [Chicago, August 1968.]" Self-Portrait: U.S.A., p. 197.