–One of the exhibits created by students in the Creating Digital History course.–
In history books, the name Mabel Dodge is often subsumed by those of the more prominent Greenwich Village bohemians like Max Eastman, Emma Goldman, Carl Van Vechten, Margaret Sanger and Alfred Stieglitz. Yet behind all of these artists and revolutionaries was Mabel. A wealthy heiress with an obsession to prove her worth, Mabel provided the bohemians with the elements necessary to maintain their lifestyle: consistent patronage and a space to congregate. She transformed her apartment at 23 Fifth Avenue into a social salon where more than a hundred people would gather weekly to socialize, debate, and promote their work. Without a doubt, the Village bohemians of the 1910s needed a character like Mabel Dodge… almost as much as she needed them.
To see this exhibit, go to: http://aphdigital.org/GVH/exhibits/show/mabeldodge