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Breaking Some New Ground
Breaking Some New Ground
TitleBreaking Some New Ground
Date of Original1916-05-18
DescriptionMan, representing the North Dakota farmer, is guiding 'Nonpartisan League Plow' drawn by horse, with shadow of Abraham Lincoln behind him also with hands on plow. Being plowed up are rocks and tree stumps representing 'Gang politics, ' 'Corrupt legislation, ' 'Big Biz, ' 'and Greedy combines.' In unplowed field is a rock labeled 'Middle Man, ' and stump labeled 'Unjust Taxation.'
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Farmers
Tree stumps
Political cartoons
Personal NameLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Big Biz (Symbolic character)
Organization NameNational Nonpartisan League
LocationNorth Dakota
United States
Item NumberHD1485.N4 N66
Format of OriginalDrawings
Dimensions of Original24 x 34 cm.
Publisher of OriginalNational Nonpartisan League
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"The North Dakota farmer is breaking some new ground this year. It's a little late, maybe, but its going to be done all the more thoroughly now that he has got around to it. The farmer has a great team for the work. It is the force of public sentiment, built up by many years of political and economic oppression and denial of the rights of the farmer. The plow is a strongly built and trusty implement, built especially for the job, with beams and stays well bolted together and with share of tempered steel. It is the Nonpartisan League, the instrument of deliverance from graft and oppression. there are some rocks and stumps to be encountered, but the team is strong enough and the plow itself will stand the shocks. The farmer's own hand is on the handles. His eye is steady and his muscles hardened by many years of hard labor and wrestling with nature. Besides, he has another guide, the invisible spirit of America, typified in his memory by the character of the great president who led the nation through its years of greatest storm and stress, the man who above all stands for government OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE, whether it is national government or state government. When the plowing is accomplished the seed of better government will be sown. The plowing is now under way. The seeding will come later" -Accompanying text below image.
NotesCaption title.
Illus. in: Nonpartisan Leader, May 18, 1916, p. 15.
Artist not given.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionNonpartisan Leader periodical collection HD1485.N4 N66
Collection Finding Aid
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (HD1485.N4 N66)
Rights ManagementIn public domain.
Digital IDNPL00062
Original SourceNonpartisan Leader, May 18, 1916
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