I don't know when the technology became available to print actual photographs in a newspaper, but the PJ seemed reluctant to try it out or use it much. Visuals make a story so much better! Knowing what they looked like makes em more real, too...and I imagine that some family has only a few candid pics of grandpa, not knowing that he ran for office or had an ad in the paper. Just look at A.M. Stoll here--the bank clerk and eventual bank president--we've mentioned him often, but now I can imagine him walking down the street in Pierz, can't you?
I don't know if these people won the elections they were running for or not--I just think they should be here cuz they bothered to have a portrait taken and run for office. Were these the ONLY people who ran for office with a photo ad? Nope, these are either people whose names are familiar somehow or we've mentioned them here on HH, or the pic was nice and clear.
I'm typing their names so they'll be searchable ☺.
Charles W Bouck
Simon P. Brick
Paul Felix Don M. Cameron Charles E. Gravel
Clarence B. Buckman Frank Grell, Pierz store owner
Henry Wuellner, running for Sheriff in 1912, and Charles A. Lindbergh, lawyer in Little Falls around 1916.
N. Ahles 1912 Mrs. K.L. Hoeglund 1914 C. Rosenmeier
And look, I found a portrait of John Schmolke too: "the Landman, who is helping to put this part of Morrison County onto the map".
And this guy? He was in an ad because he "was troubled" with kidney problems.....