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Press; Newspaper industry; Voting; Spiders; Cobwebs;
Spider, representing 'The Press,' in center of spiderweb smiling at insect representing 'Voter' caught on web.
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.'
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...
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...
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,...
Say nothin and saw wood
Political cartoons; Woodcutting; Saws; Logs; Legislation; Farmers; Magazine covers; Periodical illustrations;
Man with saw labeled 'Legislature' sawing log with pieces on ground labeled 'Bill.'
Hiram Rube Reflects on His Experiences in North Dakota
Farmer, called Hiram Rube, outlines his history of farm mortgages from 1886 to 1916.
North Dakota farmer with political power protecting North Dakota
Pilgrims; Rifles; Women; Farmers; Magazine covers; Periodical illustrations; Political cartoons;
North Dakota farmer, portrayed as Pilgrim, with rifle on shoulder (labeled Political power) with women, labeled as 'North Dakota' by his side.
All Ready for the Big Race
Race horses; Racetracks (Horse racing); Jockeys; Political elections;
Lynn Frazier as jockey on horse labeled 'N.P. League' on horsetrack with man, labeled 'Old Gang Candidate,' sweating trying to hold balking horse. Starting line and crowd in stand in distance.
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.
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.'
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.
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