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Speaking of Steam Rollers
Speaking of Steam Rollers
TitleSpeaking of Steam Rollers
Date of Original1916-01-20
DescriptionMan 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 'Old Gang Machine.' His text bubble reads "I don't believe in steam roller methods, I don't."
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Road rollers
Political cartoons
Periodical illustrations
Personal NameBig Biz (Symbolic character)
Organization NameNational Nonpartisan League
LocationNorth Dakota
United States
Item NumberHD1485.N4 N66
Format of OriginalDrawings
Dimensions of Original24 x 34 cm.
Publisher of OriginalNational Nonpartisan League
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Speaking of Steam Rollers. Steam rollers are good for road making. They prove very efficient, also, in politics. Big Biz has a steam roller. For lo these many years its irresponsible and merry 'toot! toot!' has echoed along the political highways and byways of North Dakota. It has rolled out and crushed flat every movement and every man put forward in the interest of the people of the state - especially has it run down and eliminated legislation in favor of the farmer. Witness the terminal elevator proposition, twice voted for overwhelmingly by the people and twice kicked out-doors by the legislature. Ah! these have been the good days for Big Biz. He believed in steam roller tactics. But another day has dawned. Somebody else has built a steam roller. It has been built strong and powerful and it, too, is efficient. And behold, the farmers of North Dakota are at the steering wheel. This steam roller has a powerful, deep-throated 'toot! toot!' and it has just been steamed up and started out on the political highways of North Dakota. Big Biz believed in steam rollers. You bet he did. But does he believe in them now, when somebody else has the biggest one? Not by a jug full! Who started this steam roller business, anyway? Ask Big Biz!" - Text with image.
NotesCaption title.
Illus. in: Nonpartisan Leader, Jan. 20, 1916, cover.
Artist identified only as "McCoy" at bottom of cartoon.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionNonpartisan Leader periodical collection HD1485.N4 N66
Collection Finding Aid
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (HD1485.N4 N66)
Rights ManagementIn public domain.
Digital IDNPL00068
Original SourceNonpartisan Leader, Jan. 20, 1916
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