Chicago Seed

The Chicago Seed was an underground newspaper founded by Don Lewis and Earl Segal in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago and was printed from 1967 to 1973.  The Seed, edited for years by Abe Peck, was a member of the Underground Press Syndicate.[1] Although the paper was far left leaning, it was known for its independence and impartiality on left wing issues, not subscribing to a particular ideology, which was unusual for the time. Along with political commentary and editorials “it featured freeform poetry, music and movie reviews, reports on area rock concerts, and a fairly detailed Dope on Dope listing of the current street prices of drugs like LSD, marijuana and hashish.”[2]

 

The addition highlight in this post was printed following the 1968 National Democratic Convention and depicts a pig in a Chicago Police uniform and Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley’s face.

Chicago Seed Cover (September 1968)

Chicago Seed Cover (September 1968)

Chicago Seed Back Cover (September 1968)

Chicago Seed Back Cover (September 1968)

 


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Seed_(newspaper)

[2] http://areachicago.org/the-chicago-seed/