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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.
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...
How the Politician is Answered by League Members
Politicians; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations; Post offices; General stores; Petitions; Political elections;
Man in suit and top hat, labeled 'politician' holding candiate petition with text bubble "Hello, boys, you know I'm a good fellow, sign my petition as a candiate for office?" Man next to him responds "NO,...
Speaking of Steam Rollers
Road rollers; Farmers; Political cartoons; Periodical illustrations;
Man operated steam roller labeled 'Non Partisan League' with text bubble "Now GIT, durn ye, who started this steam roller business anyhow?", chasing a sweating Big Biz on smaller steam roller, labeled...
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;
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.
Congressman John M. Baer of North Dakota, elected by the organized farmers
Legislators; Portrait drawings;
Portrait of John Miller Baer on cover of Nonpartisan Leader.
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