Thirty years ago today, on April 24, 1989, Richard M. Daley was sworn in as Chicago’s mayor for the first of what would be six terms in office. This photograph comes from the Richard M. Daley papers, the processed portions of which are open to researchers. Please see the Daley Family research guide for more information.

Scene from Mayor Richard M. Daley's first inauguration, with a copy of the inaugural program

Scene from Mayor Richard M. Daley’s first inauguration, with a copy of the inaugural program. RMD_01_313_0007_001