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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.
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.'
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...
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...
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.
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.’
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,...
Farmers; Sedan chairs; Laborers;
Two men, labeled 'Farmer' and 'Labor', carrying sedan chair, labeled 'Old fashioned system,' full of nine men, some of whom are saying, 'Produce more!', 'The worker is slacking on the job!,' and 'Work...
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...
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.'
Christmas, Santa Claus, stockings and some other things
Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Christmas stockings; Christmas presents; Farmers; Chimneys; Beds; Sleeping; Crying;
Series of cartoons under the theme of Christmas with images of Santa Claus, Nonpartisan League, North Dakota Farmer, Old Gang politician, Big Biz and North Dakota Legislature.
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.'...
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.
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...
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,...
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