Back in the day, politicians who'd won elections would often invite the press in the next morning to watch them bask in the glow of being a winner.
On Sept. 11, 1964, Arthur Howard of the Boston Record-American captured Frank Bellotti sans pants in his Quincy home the morning after the lieutenant governor had defeated his boss, Gov. Endicott "Chub" Peabody, in the Democratic primary (Bellotti then went on to lose to Republican John Volpe, whom Peabody had beaten two years earlier).
On Sept. 26, 1963, after coming in first in the preliminary for mayor, incumbent John Collins had enough time to put on pants and even a tie before Gene Dixon, also of the Record-American, arrived to snap Mary Collins pouring him a victory cup of coffee:
Collins went onto win re-election in November.
In 1967, the morning after Secretary of State Kevin White defeated School Committee member Louise Day Hicks in the race to replace Collins, he sat for interviews in his Beacon Hill home, then went out with wife Kathryn for a jaunt around the Public Garden:
Morning photos from the BPL Brearley Collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.