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Baer Says This Machine is the Latest Model "Moto-Big-Biz-a-Bus"
Farmers; Laborers; Business people; Vehicles; Signs (Notices);
Two men, labeled 'Worker' and 'Farmer' pedalling three-wheel vehicle with large man seated speaking into horn towards men saying 'I don't see anything wrong with this system.' Sign at front with 'To Normalcy.'...
Why You Must Help
Bankers; Business people; Railroad employees; Farmers; Signs (Notices); Crows; Farmers' groups; Agriculture;
Two large men, dressed as farmers, labeled 'Railroads' and 'Big Biz Banker' walking with two small men in hand, labeled 'Subsidized farm journals,' and fake farm leader.' One of the smaller men saying,...
Use the Ladder!
Apple trees; Ladders; Farmers; Prosperity; Political participation; Political organizations; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations;
Man, labeled 'Unorganized farmer,' lying on ground under apple tree waiting for apples to fall in hat in his lap from apple tree labeled 'Prosperity.' Nearby is ladder with label 'Nonpartisan League.'
Farmers; Politicians; Business people; Newspaper industry;
Farmer, holding hoe, with hat rising in air confonting huge dandelion with flower heads symbolizing 'Politician,' 'Big Biz,' and 'Kept Press.' In distance is a woman coming out of house with a hatchet...
Getting a Mouthful
Farmers; Politicians; Progressivism (United States politics); Legislation;
Man, representing farmer, shoving 'progressive legislation' bill down throat of 'The Old Gang' lying on ground with image of U.S. Capitol in background.
Some New Ground Being Broken This Spring
Plows; Plowing; Horses; Farmers; Political organizations;
Man (N.D. farmer) with plow being drawn by two horses (Nonpartisan League), plowing the state of North Dakota with other men labeled as other region states looking on. Text for men representing states...
Auctioneer- Selling Out the Farmer
Auctioneers; Auctions; Legislators; Corruption; Farmers; Business people;
Man, labeled 'corrupt legislator, standing in wagon holding legislative bill with text bubble "Here is a piece of legislation, valuable to the farmer but detrimental to you gentlemen! What am I offered...
Good Old Days are Gone
Farmers; Politicians; Luggage; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations;
Man, 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,...
Corn; Farmers; Sun; Turkeys; Kissing; Smoking; Humorous pictures; Periodical illustrations;
Humorous look at uses of corn and the word corn. Cartoon shows person with head as ear of corn with text "The Corn-belt is moving Up, (North) and text bubble "Guess they're goin' north with me." He is...
Murder At Midnight
Farmers; Legislators; Night; Capitols; Political cartoons; Legislation; Grain elevators;
North Dakota capitol at night with 'Farmer legislation' lying on front steps in pool of blood. Man, labeled 'Old Gang,' with dagger in hand, running away from scene with text bubble "I'll blame this murder...
Welding the Links Together
Blacksmithing; Chains; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Anvils; Cooperation;
Man, likely representing the farmers of the Nonpartisan League, forging chain links (labeled for states in the region) together. Label attached to the chain reads 'Nonpartisan League.'
Ground Hog Day in North Dakota 1916
Politicians; Shadows; Sun; Trees; Farmers; Fences;
Man on knees, labeled 'Politician,' surprised seeing his shadow on ground, caused by a bright sun with smiling face in the sky labeled 'N.Dak. Farmer' and 'Nonpartisan Leader.' Tree with hole at base on...
What the People Expect
Democracy; Militarism; Earth; Soldiers; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations;
Woman, labeled 'Democracy' atop Earth having kicked soldier, labeled 'Militarism', who is falling down in sky, along with weapons and helmets.
Another April Joke, the Best of All
Politicians; Gravedigging; Graves; Farmers;
Main 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...
Your move, Big Biz is a poor loser
Checkers; Game boards; Board games; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Farmers; Perspiration; Voting;
Man, labeled 'N.Dak. Farmer', smiling and looking over checker board at man perspiring, labeled Big Biz. Over checkers by farmer won from Big Biz is label 'Labor & Local Businessmen's Votes.'
Of Course He Doesn't Like It; But It Will Do Him Good
Farmers; Voting; Spanking; Political elections; Political cartoons; Ballots; Politicians;
Man labeled 'N.D. farmer' holding a switch pulling in a young boy, labeled 'The Old Gang,' into a woodshed, presumably to give him a spanking.
New Threshing Machine at Work
Legislative bodies; Farmers; Agricultural laborers; Threshing; Threshing machines; Legislation; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Pitchforks;
Threshing scene with the threshing machine representing the legislature 'driven by 50,000 farmers' power'. Tow workers with pitchforks loading bills onto conveyor belt into threshing machine, with text...
Abraham Lincoln Grasps the Hand of the Farmer for Better Government
Farmers; Shaking hands; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations;
Abraham Lincoln shaking hands with man.
How John Burke Made the Big Interests Come Across
Bankers; Grain industry; Farmers; Money; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Political campaigns;
John Burke, U.S. Treasurer, speaking to two other men representing 'Minneapolis banker' holding a bag labeled 'U.S. Gov. money for farmer', and 'Grain combine', with text bubble of Burke "Trot out that...
Old Gang and the Saint's Mask
Politicians; Masks; Devil;
Man with horns, labeled 'Old Gang Politician" holding a mask labeled 'Good Government League' with a shinning halo attached to top.
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