Mayor Daley's Belt Buckle from his mayoral loss in 1983 to Harold Washington

In 1983, Richard Daley ran for office attempting to become mayor of Chicago. Mayor Daley lost to a black man and the greatest and most respected mayor the City of Chicago ever had, Representative Harold Washington. To watch the Chicago media fawn over Mayor Daley, you think he never would have lost a race, but Daley did. When you watch Chicago media, you also read journalists write what Daley meant and not what he said. I was also the first person to call out Chicago media on the use of camera angles to make Daley seem as big as the person he was pictured with. This is a real belt buckle given only to Mayor Daley's closest henchman in his major defeat as mayor in 1983. There was one for each of his 50 goons sent to handle his failed bid to be mayor. This belt buckle is in mint condition. Are you interested? Photo by Patrick McDonough.

3 Replies to “Mayor Daley's Belt Buckle from his mayoral loss in 1983 to Harold Washington”

  1. I was born and raised in the 11th ward, never had any political clout, thought I had some union clout but when it came down to it I was told to go fuck myself by them, but like I said I was raised in the 11th ward, during that election my sister owned a cleaning business and I worked for her, she had a contract for an office building at 33rd and Ashland and we cleaned it at night, One night just prior to the 83 primary we went to clean the office and the parking lot was full,we went inside and every single cubicle was occupied by a white guy, they each had a list of 11,12,13,14,15,19 and 23 ward voters at the time these were ALL WHITE wards, these guys were calling the people on the list and they would talk in ebonics to whomever answered the phone and they were pushing Harold Washington to these white voters, they were instilling fear into these people and made them want to go out and vote for the white guy in the race…..Cock Daley

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