Andrew Furuseth, Robert M. La Follette and Lincoln Steffens, c. 1915

Furuseth, a seaman, was largely responsible for the Seaman's bill, a badly needed reform for safety measures and fair working conditions for seamen. La Follette was his ardent co-sponsor who introduced and carried through the bill against bitter odds. Steffens was a noted correspondent on McClure's Magazine whose articles exposed corrupt political practices with academic impartiality during the early twentieth century. It was his review of the case of the 1904 Republican convention that was a veritable bomb in the camp of the Stalwarts, and helped La Follette's election in 1906.

Image of Robert M. La Follette
From the copy owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Visual Archives: Album 25.74