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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,...
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...
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...
You'll have to get on the Nonpartisan car ahead, we're going to cut out the old party cars at the next station!
Railroad employees; Political parties; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Magazine covers;
Railroad conductor, labeled 'N.P.L. RY' on collor punching ticket of two men with heads extended out of curtain. They are labeled 'Republican' and 'Democrat.' Text bubble used as title.
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...
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.'
Getting Ready To Carry The State
Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Railroads; Voting; Political elections; Chambers of commerce;
Seven men gathered around table with Alexander McKenzie on one side with text bubble "Well, boys, how many votes can you deliver?". Men on other side of table with labels and text bubbles: Contractor -...
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...
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!'...
I'm so busy raising food for our allies and my boys over there, I can't stop, now. I'll answer you next fall at election!
Political cartoons; Farmers; Business people; Politicians; Plowing; Automobiles; Farms; Traitors; Money; Food;
Man, labeled 'farmer' behind plow handles speaking the title, while two men seated in automobile in distance by fence. 'Big Biz' saying "You're a traitor!" while the other man, labeled 'Politician' says...
Politician will have to disguise himself
Political cartoons; Business people; Politicians; Cigars; Smoke; Obesity;
Two over-weight men smoking cigars from which the smoke together forms a dollar sign. On hats are labels 'Politician' and 'Big Biz.'
Signs of Spring
Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Spring; Police; Politicians; Farmers; Mailboxes; Parks; Horses; Hugging;
Series of cartoons with a theme of spring as well as the National Nonpartisan League and politics. Includes man reading envelope by mailbox; man brushing horse; 'Old Gang' policement warning young man...
You can harvest in spite of the Fall rains, says Empty Dome
Political cartoons; Harvesting; Harvesting machinery; Weather; Rain; Moonlight; Fans; Clotheslines; Periodical illustrations;
Images show various humorous methods of drying grain that awaits harvesting.
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.
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