Black and white photograph of a progressives meeting, 1937.

Meeting of progressives to discuss third-party options

Progressives meet to decide whether they should form a national third party based on Farmer-Labor and similar liberal groups, 1937.

Color image of a poster titled, "Minnesota's own Farmer-Labor party," 1936.

Minnesota's own Farmer-Labor party

Minnesota's own Farmer-Labor party, 1936.

Campaign literature for Hjalmar Petersen, Farmer-Labor Party candidate for Governor, 1938.

Campaign literature for Hjalmar Petersen

Campaign literature for Hjalmar Petersen, Farmer-Labor Party candidate for Governor, 1938.

Black and white photograph of the Farmer-Labor party of Hennepin County chooses delegates, 1936.

Farmer-Labor party of Hennepin County chooses delegates

Farmer-Labor party of Hennepin County chooses delegates, 1936.

Black and white photograph of a Minneapolis street corner showing the Farmer-Labor Party headquarters, 1937.

Minneapolis street corner showing the Farmer-Labor Party headquarters

Minneapolis street corner showing the Farmer-Labor Party headquarters, 1937.

Black and white photograph of farmers storming the Minnesota State Capitol to demand relief, 1933.

Farmers storm Capitol to demand relief

Farmers storming the Minnesota State Capitol to demand relief, 1933.

Black and white photograph of Henry G. Teigan, Magnus Johnson, and Arthur C. Townley, c.1930.

Henry G. Teigan, Magnus Johnson, and Arthur C. Townley

Henry G. Teigan, Magnus Johnson, and Arthur C. Townley, c.1930.

Black and white photograph of a Farmer-Labor political poster atop an automobile, c.1925.

A Farmer-Labor political poster atop an automobile

A Farmer-Labor political poster atop an automobile, c.1925.

Black and white photograph of a Farmer-Labor Convention, Minneapolis, 1922.

Farmer-Labor Convention, Minneapolis

Farmer-Labor Convention, Minneapolis, 1922.

Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party, 1924–1944

Minnesota's Farmer-Labor Party (FLP) represents one of the most successful progressive third-party coalitions in American history. From its roots in 1917 through the early 1940s, the FLP elected hundreds of candidates to state and national office and created a powerful movement based on the needs of struggling workers and farmers.

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