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Baer, John Miller, 1886-1970
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New Wine in Old Bottles
Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Politicians; Lawyers; Farmers; Pails; Cobwebs;
Man holding bucket labeled 'Nonpartisan League Principles', pouring 'principles' into jars labeled 'Old Gang Politician' and 'Crooked Corporation Lawyer.' The jars have cobwebs around them. The text bubble...
Vision and the Realization
Farmers; Legislation; Cornerstones; Factories; Laws; Economic policy;
North Dakota farmer holding 'Laws, plans for economic democracy' beside cornerstone with 'North Dakota 1919' carved on front. Inset is image from the March 15, 1917 issue of the Nonpartisan Leader showing...
Say nothin and saw wood
Political cartoons; Woodcutting; Saws; Logs; Legislation; Farmers; Magazine covers; Periodical illustrations;
Man with saw labeled 'Legislature' sawing log with pieces on ground labeled 'Bill.'
Farmers at the helm in North Dakota
Political cartoons; Magazine covers; Periodical illustrations; Farmers; Ship captains; Ship of state; Helms; State government;
Man, representing farmer, at helm of ship with 'Ship of State' on wheel.
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.
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...
Nonpartisan League sewing together North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota
Political cartoons; Magazine covers; Periodical illustrations; Sewing; Rocking chairs;
Man seated in rocking chair sewing together the states of Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana. Stiches between Minn. & N.D. and S.D. labeled 'Cooperation Stitch'; between N.D., S.D. is 'The...
Don't become discouraged - there is one bright spot where the people rule and we have real democracy in America - your day is coming!
Political cartoons; Maps; Democracy; Magazine covers; Periodical illustrations;
Woman, portrayed as ‘democracy,’ pointing to a shining North Dakota on a map of the United States, with her other hand on man’s shoulder (Uncle Sam) portrayed as ‘other states.’
Rainmakers in North Dakota
Political campaigns; Crowds; Governors; Public speaking; Rain; Clouds;
Two cartoons, 'Before Election' shows R. A. Nestos, candidate for N.D. governor, speaking to crowd saying 'If you elect me governor, millions of dollars will pour into the State of North Dakota.' with...
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,...
I'll get some of the bills cleaned up, but I can't get much thru this wringer!
Farmers; Laundry; Legislation; Wash tubs; Baskets; Clotheslines; Political cartoons; Magazine covers; Periodical illustrations;
Man, labeled 'N.D. Farmer', washing 'bill' in laundry tub on a bench with 'Senate' label on wringer. Scrolls of paper, labeled 'bill' rolled up and in basket and on floor. Bills that are hanging on clothesline...
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...
I'm a pacifist am I?
Political cartoons; Magazine covers; Periodical illustrations; Farmers; Politicians; Fighting; Pacifists;
Man labled 'farmer' punching other man, labeled 'politician', in face
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.'
Frazier Summer Fallows
Plowing; Horses; Farmers; Politicians; Business people; Press; Fertilizers;
Farmer, representing Lynn Frazier, plowing under weeds representing 'Big Biz,' ' Politicians,' 'Press,' 'Lies,' and 'Mud.' Text bubble of Frazier is "I'll plow these weeds under, they make good fertilizer!"...
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...
Tug of War -- One of the Most Popular Games of the Northwest at the Present Time
Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Farmers; Wheat; Railroad companies; Bankers; Chambers of commerce; Grain industry; Lawyers; Ropes; Families; Children; Scales;
A 'Scale of Prices' with farm family on one side attempting to raise the price of 'Wheat' by pulling wheat bundle bound by rope, while on other side three men labeled 'Banker' & text bubble "Wish I could...
By the Dawn's early light
Political cartoons; Magazine covers; Periodical illustrations; Farmers; Democracy; Flags; Birds; Democracy; Crows; Politicians;
Farmer spreading 'democracy' seed in field from bag labeled 'Liberty seed', with a crow on ground labeled 'Old Gang.' The sky is rendered as the U.S. flag.
Rock of Ages
Political cartoons; Magazine covers; Periodical illustrations; Farmers; Democracy; Seas; Rock art;
Woman, labeled 'Democracy,' among waves in rough sea holding on to figure labeled 'The Farmer.' Foam of the waves includes titles: Junkerism, Old gangism, Militarism, Stand-patism, Reactionism, Bourbonism,...
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