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Good Old Days are Gone
Good Old Days are Gone
TitleGood Old Days are Gone
Date of Original1916-01-13
CreatorBaer, John Miller, 1886-1970
Creator RoleArtist
DescriptionMan, labeled 'N.Dak. Farmer' holding grip with 'Nonpartisan League more than 30, 000 votes' written on side, indicating with his hand 'no' to man, labeled 'Old Gang Politician' asking, "Carry your grip, Sir?"
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Farmers
Political cartoons
Periodical illustrations
Organization NameNational Nonpartisan League
LocationNorth Dakota
United States
Item NumberHD1485.N4 N66
Format of OriginalDrawings
Dimensions of Original25 x 37 cm.
Publisher of OriginalNational Nonpartisan League
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"As long as the farmers of this state were party-conscience and stuck, each one to the party of his father, the politicians had easy sledding and good picking. Now that the farmers are getting together as farmers and cutting out party politics, the political road to Bismarck is a rough and rocky one. In the 'good old days' of party politics, the various bosses of the various parties simply put up the various candidates. Then they tipped off the daily press and the daily press tipped off the country weeklies and the country weeklies tipped off the farmers, and the thing was done. It was simply a matter of routine.
No special cow-towing to the farmers was indulged in. Just the gentle writhe and swish of the party whip was all that was necessary to do the trick and that was neatly done by the interlocking combination mentioned above. But like the hero of Pilgrim's Progress, the farmers of this state have cut loose the burden that has kept them from ascending the hill of political success. They are scaling the political mountains like mountain goats, and have got the goat of many a politician.
As a result the politicians have no other alternative but to trot up to the farmer and say 'Anything I can do for you?' the picture above describes the situation better than any words that we might write. Look at the picture." - Accompanying text.
NotesAccompany article title.
Illus. in: Nonpartisan Leader, January 13, 1916, cover.
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 IDNPL00069
Original SourceNonpartisan Leader, Jan. 3, 1916
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