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Another April Joke, the Best of All
Another April Joke, the Best of All
TitleAnother April Joke, the Best of All
Date of Original1916-04-06
CreatorBaer, John Miller, 1886-1970
Creator RoleArtist
DescriptionMain image of man, representing the Nonpartisan League, walking over an open grave with text bubble "I'll show 'em that I'm a pretty lively corpse!". Partial view of man fallen into grave with text bubble "Good night, we dug our own political grave!". Two surprised men nearby, one labeled 'Politician, ' with text bubbles, "We would have had an awful time trying to bury that." and "Is that the League now? How big he is." Inset image has title 'Digging the grave for the Farmers' League' showing three men, two labeled 'Politicians' digging a grave. Text bubbles for each read: "The only way is to dig it's political grave!", "We will git rid of the Nonpartisan League!", and "We'll bury that rube movement so deep it won't rise on Judgement Day!".
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Politicians
Personal NameRube, Hiram (Symbolic character)
Organization NameNational Nonpartisan League
LocationNorth Dakota
United States
Item NumberHD1485.N4 N66
Format of OriginalDrawings
Dimensions of Original24 x 33 cm.
Publisher of OriginalNational Nonpartisan League
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"The Nonpartisan League is dead, or at least it's dying, ' said the politicians and the gang newspapers a week or two ago. 'Let's get together and dig its grave.' So they delved in the muck and slime to make a burying place for the farmers' organization. They proclaimed all over the state the end of the foolish ambition of the farmers to claim political liberty. They hooted the idea that the organization the farmers had built could show any more life. But here's the joke, on March 31 at Fargo they got the shock of their lives and the next day was the saddest All Fool's day they ever saw and the gladdest for the farmer. The kept press of state, faithful to the interests of the gang, talked about 'two or three hundred' at the farmers' meeting. The Leader doesn't have to answer that. It presents to those members of the League who were not at Fargo the actual photographs of a few of the crowds. Let anyone who likes to estimate numbers count those in the Auditorium flashlight, for instance, and then remember that never were all who attended the mass meetings together at one time and one place. But, anyway, the League is the liveliest corpse you ever saw. If you were at the convention you know it already. If you were not, just glance through this special number of the Leader. - Accompanying text with image.
NotesCaption title.
Illus. in: Nonpartisan Leader, April 6, 1916, p. 2. Issue also contains numerous photographs of scenes from the Nonpartisan League convention held in Fargo, N.D. March 29-30, 1916.
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 IDNPL00066
Original SourceNonpartisan Leader, April 6, 1916
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