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Gleaners in North Dakota
Gleaners in North Dakota
TitleGleaners in North Dakota
Date of Original1916
CreatorBaer, John Miller, 1886-1970
Creator RoleArtist
DescriptionUsing political comparisons the cartoon demonstrates various methods of farmers harvesting grain while keeping predators at bay.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Political cartoons
Periodical illustrations
Personal NameCrafty (Symbolic character)
Dome, M. T. (Symbolic character)
Organization NameNational Nonpartisan League
LocationNorth Dakota
United States
Item NumberPhoto Folio108.21
Format of OriginalInk drawings
Dimensions of Original38 x 58 cm.
Transcription"There'll be one good harvest this year, says M. T. Dome" - Title with published version.
"Some bright spots in the crop situation this season are here depicted by the creator of M.T.dome, the man who likes to tell the farmer how to farm. Here you see the ingenuity of Mr. Dome applied to the political field. By consulting the upper left-hand picture you will note that Crafty and his fellow politicians are not driving the binders and operating the old political threshing machine this year. You remember that earlier in the season we depicted the break down of the Old Gang separator. Crafty didn't need it this year. There was nothing much for him to thresh. But all the same he has his men out in the fields following the binders and 'gleaning' what stray heads of grain are left. Below 'The Gleaners' is an illustration of the political invention the farmers adopted which worked so successfully this year, the Nonpartisan League fence for keeping the grain thieves out of the vote field. It's guaranteed to be hog-proof. It's an ill wind that blows nobody good. To the upper right are the real beneficiaries of rust and blight. There may not be much milling wheat this year but there's lots of 'chicken feed.' Below to the right is M.T. Dome's idea of the 'greatest political machine the state every saw' in the act of harvesting the votes. The greatest feature of this machine is its ownership. It's not driven by Crafty, the Old Gang political boss, but by the people of North Dakota. It's a good machine and it has a good driver. It does the work" - Text accompanying published image.
NotesTitle taken from cartoon text.
Illus. in: Nonpartisan Leader, September 14, 1916, p. 8.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionNonpartisan Leader Cartoons Folio 108
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Photo Folio 108.21)
Rights ManagementIn public domain.
Digital IDNPL00020
Original SourceInk drawing
Digital AlterationsMaster scan made up of three scans stitched together.
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