The Greenwich Village Bookshop Door: A Portal to Bohemia, 1920-1925
SIGNATURES

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Franklin Abbott

Achmed Abdullah

Mary Aldis

George William Amis

Sherwood Anderson

Egmont Arens

Mary Austin

Eugene S. Bagger

Bardar

Winslow M. Bell

William Rose Benét

Florence Blackstone

Paul J. Blackstone

David William Bone

Albert Boni

Charles Boni

Ernest Augustus Boyd

Will Bradley

Berton Braley

Max M. Breslow

Heywood Broun

Albert Brush

Arthur Caesar

Henry Seidel Canby

Jonathan Cape

Gene Carr

Oscar Edward Cesare

Christine Challenger

Betty Ross Clarke

Helen Louise Cohen

Alta May Coleman

Seward Collins

Frank Conroy

George Cram Cook

John Cournos

Bosworth Crocker

J. Vincent Crowne

Homer Croy

Mary Carolyn Davies

Helena Smith Dayton

Fred Erving Dayton

Floyd Dell

S. A. DeWitt

Roy Dickinson

Charles Divine

Alice Willits Donaldson

John Dos Passos

Theodore Dreiser

Joseph Drum

Robert L. Eaton

Laurie York Erskine

Wilfred Ewart

Henry Guy Fangel

John Chipman Farrar

Hugh Ferriss

Arthur Davison Ficke

John Bernard Flannagan

Dwight Franklin

James Earle Fraser

Joseph Lewis French

Robert Frothingham

Barney Gallant

Porter Garnett

Susan Glaspell

Montague Glass

Joseph Gollomb

Herbert S. Gorman

Stephen Graham

Dorothy L. A. Grant

Harry Wagstaff Gribble

William Gropper

Louise Closser Hale

Harry Hansen

Sadakichi Hartmann

Josephine Herbst

John Herrmann

W. E. Hill

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

Robert Cortes Holliday

Terence Holliday

Guy Holt

Holland Hudson

Peter Lord Templeton Hunt

Frank Townsend Hutchens

Lewis Jackson

Norman Jacobsen

Rutger Bleecker Jewett

Orrick Johns

Merle De Vore Johnson

Jeanne Judson

Harry Kemp

Bernice Lesbia Kenyon

John G. Kidd

William A. (William Albion) Kittredge

Eastwood Lane

Lawrence Langner

Christian Leden

Courtenay Lemon

Sinclair Lewis

Ludwig Lewisohn

Max Liebermann

Nicholas Vachel Lindsay

Preston Lockwood

Hendrick Willem Van Loon

Lingard Loud

Pierre Loving

Orson Lowell

C. R. Macauley

Kenneth Macgowan

Lawton Mackall

Hector MacQuarrie

John Albert Macy

Jane Mander

Don Marquis

H. A. Mathes

William McFee

Alexander McKay

Hawley McLanahan

Charles M. McLean

Ada Jaffray McVickar

Scudder Middleton

George Middleton

John Mistletoe

Roy Mitchell

Christopher Morley

Robert Nathan

Dudley Nichols

Robert Nichols

Charles Norman

Joseph Jefferson O'Neil

Florence O'Neill

Ivan Opffer

Martha Ostenso

Lou Paley

Edmund Lester Pearson

Basil H. Pillard

Ethel McClellan Plummer

Alexander Popini

William MacLeod Raine

Ben Ray Redman

Charles J. Reed

Lola Ridge

Felix Riesenberg

W. Adolphe Roberts

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin (Ted) Meade Robinson

Bruce Rogers

L. Stuart Rose

Herb Roth

Edward Royce

Tony Sarg

Jacob Salwyn Schapiro

Walter Schnackenberg

Thomas Seltzer

Fern Forrester Shay

Margaret Badollet Caldwell Shotwell

Emil Siebern

Upton Sinclair

John Sloan

Thorne Smith

David Tosh Smith

Robert A. Smith

Charles Somerville

Vincent Starrett

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Donald Ogden Stewart

Gordon Stiles

Emily Strunsky

Genevieve Taggard

Gardner Teall

Sara Teasdale

Lloyd M. Thomas

Basil Thompson

Paul Thompson

Helen Thurlow

Adolph Treidler

Peter Underhill

Harvey P. Vaughn

Walter Vodges

C. A. Voight

Mary Heaton Vorse

Webb Waldron

J. Leeming Walker

Foster Ware

John V. A. Weaver

Luther E. Widen

Edward Arthur Wilson

Lily Winner

Robert L. Wolf

Cuthbert Wright

Zorach

Theodore F. Zucker

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THE DOOR
Location on door: front, panel 2
CONNECTIONS

Historians

Tramping

Travel Writers

STEPHEN GRAHAM

Scottish-born Stephen Graham (1884-1975) was best known for his travel narratives and his writings on Russian culture. His early travel writing appeared in British and American newspapers and magazines including the Times, Harper’s and the New Yorker. He spent much his early professional life traveling through Russia and became an authority on pre-revolutionary Russian culture.  He often made his journeys on foot with minimal supplies and a dependence on the hospitality of others—a philosophy he called “tramping.”  This travel approach lent itself to themes that resonated with Graham—a love of undisturbed nature, an aversion to materialism, compassion for the underprivileged, and an almost transcendent spirituality.  Graham's best-known books on Russia include A Vagabond in the Caucasus (1911) and Changing Russia (1913).  After the Russian Revolution of 1917, Graham’s “romanticized” vision of Russia led him to be forbidden by both Russia and Britain to travel there again. Graham made the first of many journeys to America aboard an immigrant steamer in 1913.  He would eventually meet Christopher Morley in New York who introduced him to Vachel Lindsay.  In 1921 the two tramped through Glacier National Park in Montana.  The resulting book, Tramping with a poet in the Rockies (1922), combines Lindsay’s poetic recitations and Graham’s ability to tell an enthralling adventure story. He made several trips to New York in the 1920s and although Graham usually preferred the company of the lower classes, New York Nights (1927) was about time spent among the privileged—the theatre, nightclubs, speakeasies, and of course, the Village—and captures the free atmosphere New York at that time. Graham's later work encompasses descriptions  city life, biography, fiction, and historical commentary. Of his numerous publications a few of his more well-known works include With Poor Immigrants to America (1914), A Private in the Guards (1919), and The Gentle Art of Tramping (1927).  Although critical reception of Graham’s work is mixed, he is credited with having accurately documented significant historical moments, important political situations, customs, cultures, and ceremonies around the world.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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    Creator: Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931

    Title: Letter to Stephen and Rosa Graham

    Item Date: 1920

    Material Type: Manuscript


    Curatorial Department: Manuscripts Collection

    Collection Name: Vachel Lindsay Collection

    Stack Location: Box 1, Folder 4

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A letter from Vachel Lindsay to Stephen Graham, 1920