On Sept. 17, 1970, Boston Mayor Kevin White and Brookline State Rep. Michael Dukakis boarded a small plane at Logan for a campaign trip around the state during White's run for governor and Dukakis's for lieutenant governor.
White, a Democrat, lost to Republican incumbent Francis Sargent that November. Four years later, Dukakis ran against Sargent and won.
Earlier, White had won statewide election as secretary of state - a job he held from 1961 until he took over as mayor in 1967. Dukakis, meanwhile, had lost in a run for attorney general in 1966.
Photo by Dick Thompson from the BPL's Brearley Collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.