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Cicero / Cook County Election Ballot Box. February 11, 1941. Cloth-covered ballot box with partially-printed label to lid, identified as the 12th precinct of the Town of Cicero, the vote counts totaling 156 for Democrats, 29 for Republicans, and one “defective” ballot for both parties. Endorsed by three election judges. Heavy soiling, but structurally sound. In the 1920s, driven from Chicago by anti-corruption forces, Al Capone made Cicero the headquarters of his criminal enterprise. Election tampering and outright violence against political foes marked his arrival in the town, and even by the 1940s Cicero was recovering from the violence and crime left in the wake of Capone, then incarcerated in declining health.
Cicero / Cook County Election Ballot Box.
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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $60.00
Estimate: $100 - $150
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
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