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

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Franklin Abbott

Achmed Abdullah

Mary Aldis

George William Amis

Sherwood Anderson

Egmont Arens

Mary Austin

Eugene S. Bagger


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


Theodore F. Zucker


Location on door: front, panel 3


Book Arts

Film Directors



A major American designer and illustrator, Will Bradley (1868-1962) had a diverse and prolific career, designing everything from book and magazine covers to homes, writing articles, and even writing and directing independent films. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Bradley relocated to Michigan with his family after his father’s death in 1880. While he had little formal artistic training, he began learning the printing trade at the age of 14, when he dropped out of school and began working for a local newspaper. In 1885 Bradley completed a six-week unpaid internship in wood engraving in Chicago, where he moved the following year and eventually landed a job as an illustrator for a printing firm. He left the position in 1889 to become a freelance designer, exhibiting his work in the World’s Columbian Exposition (1893) and the Fourth and Fifth Annual Black and White Exhibitions (1892, 1893). But Bradley’s reputation was made with the rise of the poster movement: his 1894 poster The Twins, designed for the important Chicago-based literary magazine The Chap-Book, is considered the first American Art Nouveau poster. Bradley founded the Wayside Press in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1895, out of which he began publishing Bradley: His Book in 1896. Though the little periodical was well-received, Bradley suffered a physical breakdown in 1897 and sold the Press to the University Press of Cambridge. He continued his heavy involvement in the graphic arts world upon his recovery, however, creating The American Chap-Book for the American Type Founders and serving as art editor for the periodicals Collier'sCentury, Good HousekeepingMetropolitan National WeeklyPearson's, and Success. From 1916 until his retirement in the early thirties, Bradley worked with Hearst Publications and Motion Pictures, doing a variety of work in both print and film. In 1954 he won the American Institute of Graphic Arts award, the highest honor for graphic designers.

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    Creator: Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936

    Bradley, Will 1868-1962, illustrator

    Title: The Dance of the Seasons

    Description: With Monroe's enclosed "Card to the Public"

    Imprint: Chicago: Ralph Seymour, 1911

    Material Type: Monographs

    Curatorial Department: Book Collection

    Collection Name: Rare Books Collection

    Stack Location: AC-L M757da 1911

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Harriet Monroe's Dance of the Seasons (Chicago: Ralph Seymour, 1911)

Bradley's cover art and interior illustration for this pamphlet-style edition are among his more understated works. The volume contains the poems of Harriet Monroe, a major figure in the Chicago literary scene, where this book was published. Monroe is most famous for founding and editing the influential magazine Poetry.