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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.'
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...
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,...
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...
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.'
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...
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.
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.'...
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...
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...
Hiram Rube Reflects on His Experiences in North Dakota
Farmer, called Hiram Rube, outlines his history of farm mortgages from 1886 to 1916.
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...
Farmer Gulliver, He's Waking Up at Last
Farmers; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Bankers; Politicians; Grain industry; Chambers of commerce; Press; Lawyers;
'Farmer Gulliver' rising up on ground surrounded by little men, some flung into the air, each representing antagonists of farmers, including Professional politicians, Office seekers, Middle man, Usurious...
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.
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...
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,...
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...
Abraham Lincoln Grasps the Hand of the Farmer for Better Government
Farmers; Shaking hands; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations;
Abraham Lincoln shaking hands with man.
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...
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!"...
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