"N.C.M.'s nephew, John Wellington Macdonald, getting his first lessons in foreign diplomacy from U.S. Senator Nye of North Dakota." (from bottom of the photograph)
Gerald P. Nye represented North Dakota in the U.S. Senate from 1925 until 1945. Nye was known for his isolationist views and opposed American involvement in foreign wars.
John Wellington Macdonald was the nephew of Neil Carnot Macdonald, who served as the North Dakota State Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1916 to 1918. Neil Macdonald was uncle to prominent UND benefactor Chester Fritz.
Gerald Nye, John Wellington Macdonald
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota