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1968 Democratic Convention Photo M-38A1 & M-151

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Bill shared this photo taken by a young Jefferson Siegel during the 1968 Democratic Convention. He wrote about being a 16yo photographer during the eventful convention.


6am, the morning after intense street battles in downtown Chicago. Photograph: Jefferson Siegel


5 Comments on “1968 Democratic Convention Photo M-38A1 & M-151

  1. SE Pennsylvania Steve

    If those are M38’s I guess all the Mutts were sent overseas. At first I thought these were National Guard jeeps so they would have the older models but the uniforms say US Army.
    I never saw a barbed wire barrier on the front of a jeep like that before, what was it called? Guess it was some type of crowd control device.

  2. Joe in Mesa

    The left “jeep” is an M38-A1 and the right one is the M151 series. National Guard and Reserve uniforms also say “US Army”, just like the Regular Army: just a different component (although I wasn’t in the Army yet in 1968). I haven’t seen that crowd control cage before either.

  3. Barney Goodwin

    Wow, and a Browning with a suppressor and full can. A burst from that would really define “intense street battle” ! And the death toll would have had ramifications for generations to come.

  4. Mike

    Richard Daily was the mayor of Chicago in 1968, a no nonsense I mean business type. I remember those scenes, I think history is repeating itself.

  5. Barney Goodwin

    That Mutt gives an idea for the next MVPA convention. Should bring extra points in the Motorpool category.

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