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Baer, John Miller, 1886-1970
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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.'
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...
Hiram Rube Reflects on His Experiences in North Dakota
Farmer, called Hiram Rube, outlines his history of farm mortgages from 1886 to 1916.
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.
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...
What! Eggs 50 cents each? Fetch me a half dozen 'over'. My, but these farmers are getting rich!
Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Railroad dining cars; Eating & drinking; Waiters; Farmers; Food prices; Food industry;
Man seated a dining table in railroad dining car holding wine list speaking to waiter. Outside window of car is a farmer plowing in field. The farmer is saying 'I'd like to eat on one of them diners once!'...
Seven ages of pants
Political cartoons; Trousers; Politicians; Business people; Dogs; Farmers;
Montage of various images featuring pants, including the seven stages of: 'Baby-age, Bloomer-age, Short Pantage, First Long Pants, Sport-age, Hustle-age, Success-age.' Feature cartoon features 'Big Biz'...
Producer being robbed by the grain combine while a Minnesota police office ignores them
Political cartoons; Magazine covers; Periodical illustrations; Police; Criminals;
Police officer standing with his back against a street light pole, while a man robs another man on the street behind him.
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.
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