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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.'
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...
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.'
Breaking Some New Ground
Farmers; Plowing; Plows; Rocks; Tree stumps; Political cartoons; Politicians;
Man, 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...
How the Politician is Answered by League Members
Politicians; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Post offices; General stores; Petitions; Political elections;
Man in suit and top hat, labeled 'politician' holding candiate petition with text bubble "Hello, boys, you know I'm a good fellow, sign my petition as a candiate for office?" Man next to him responds "NO,...
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...
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,...
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.'
Farmers; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Business people; Diamonds; Rings; Hands;
Hand, labeled 'N.Dak. farmers strength combined', holding hand of 'Big (Biz) Five', preventing it from reaching down on man labeled 'Farmer.' Big Biz' fingers are labeled: Railroads, Money Trust, Grain...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Speaking of Steam Rollers
Road rollers; Farmers; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations;
Man operated steam roller labeled 'Non Partisan League' with text bubble "Now GIT, durn ye, who started this steam roller business anyhow?", chasing a sweating Big Biz on smaller steam roller, labeled...
Non Partisan Leader and What It Stands For
Farmers; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations;
Man holding large sheet of paper with text telling what Non Partisan League stands for, and woman standing beside him. Both are smiling.
Gleaners in North Dakota
Political cartoons; Harvesting; Politicians; Swine; Chickens; Voting; Fences; Periodical illustrations; Horses;
Using political comparisons the cartoon demonstrates various methods of farmers harvesting grain while keeping predators at bay.
If you give that calf enough rope, Hiram, it will hang itself!
Political cartoons; Magazine covers; Cattle; Periodical illustrations; Fences; Farmers;
Hiram Rube, symbolic charcter for farmer, holding on to rope around a calf attempting to run away, with sign tied to tail 'Anti-farmer gang' while man (Uncle Sam) standing behind fence speaking to farmer....
Why not keep the money in the Northwest?
Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Farmers; Weights & measures; Justice; Blindfolds; Cities & towns; Farms; Grain industry;
Man, labeled 'The Farmer', kneeling before blindfolded woman representing justice and holding a scale that is empty for the rural area (West) while weighted down with buildings and money representing cities...
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