Digital History at Ursinus

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Artistic Advice: Mabel Dodge to Leo Stein

Leo and Gertrude Stein would become some of Mabel Dodge’s most intimate friends and confidants. Their friendships would feature some slight discordance. Dodge and the Steins met in Paris during the dawn…

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Mabel Dodge and John Reed were lovers for a time during Dodge's days in Greenwich Village. Dodge would become infatuated with Reed, but through her passion for him, she would discover she did not wish to be valued for her sexuality but that she…

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Dodge’s Involvement Counteracts Opposition

Overdramatic demonization of the efforts of the I. W. W. at the Paterson Pageant and other strikes can be seen in newspapers in the city during the days of the strike and production of the pageant.…

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Mabel Dodge as a Patron and Active Participant in Social Progress

Mabel Dodge’s active role as both patron and a participant in the early labor reform movements taking place in Greenwich Village was vital to the successful execution of the…

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Portrait of Mabel Dodge done by J. J. Pearson. This portrait is interesting because it was done before some of the more radical ones of her seated in a turban but is also interesting for its artistic composition. This image is very experimental for a…

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Mabel poses for portrait at the Villa Curonia. Dodge is wearing what she would call one of her "Renaissance" outfits. Dodge obviously liked to be over the top, and fashion was certainly an area she experimented in. Dodge liked the grace of the…

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Mabel Dodge Luhan seated cross-legged and
wearing a turban. This image is similar to the one in the set from 1915. Dodge is again drawing on some of the middle eastern and Native American texts and art she had encountered in her travels. Dodge was…

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Image of Mabel Dodge's arrangement for an Evening ordered by Mabel Dodge from Jessie Tarbox Beals, Inc. The room would be the stage for some discussion that night. The image is dated 1914 and therefore would be from the heart of the popularity of…

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Portrait taken of Mabel Dodge before one of her Evenings. This image is extremely interesting to view in contrast to the one taken just a decade earlier of her the very Victorian and delicate pose. In this image Dodge has fully taken on her…

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Portrait done of Mabel Dodge by Hall. The image is still done in a very Victorian style, which illustrates Dodge has yet to become more immersed in Bohemian culture. Her later portraits are all much more stylized, while this one is even presented in…
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