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The papers of Winnie Dodge measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1913 to 1931 and 2010 to 2012. The collection contains photographs of the Walter L. Dodge House in West Hollywood, California and documents Winnie Dodge's life through travel journals, diaries, and photographs.
The photographs of the Walter L. Dodge House include views of the exterior and interior of the house as well as the grounds. Winnie Dodge's travel journals document the Second Great African Cruise taken in 1927 and the Round the World Cruise taken from 1929 to 1930. Dodge's diaries document her life from 1922 to 1930. One passport belonged to Luna Kies Steiner, Dodge's friend and travel companion. Photographs consist of three portraits, one art photograph, and a photograph of Dodge's son, Don, at age ten in 1913. Also included is one compact disc containing scans of photographs included in this collection, images from web sites, and historical information about the Dodge House.
Winnie Dodge papers, circa 1913-1931, 2010-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital copies of photographs are also available on compact disc.
The Archives of American Art also has material relating to the Walter L. Dodge house in the papers of architectual historian Esther McCoy, including a 1965 film created by McCoy as a part of her effort to save Dodge House from destruction.
Winnie K. Dodge (1868-1939) lived, with her husband, Walter L. Dodge, in the Dodge House, a home designed by architect Irving Gill, in West Hollywood, California, from the time until it was finished in 1916 until it was sold in 1924.
Donated 2012 by Roger Humphries, who inherited the papers from an unknown relative who had ties to the Dodge family.
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