Actors on stage, from "The Game," a morality play by Louise Bryant.

Circa 1916
Physical Description:
20.5 x 15.2 cm
Louise Bryant was born on December 5, 1885, in San Francisco, California. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 1909, she began her career in journalism as an illustrator, and later the society editor, for the Spectator newspaper in Portland, Oregon. In 1916, Bryant moved to New York City and married the journalist John Reed. After reporting on the war in France for the Bell Syndicate in 1917, Bryant and Reed traveled to Russia and witnessed the revolution there. Her reporting on Russia appeared in hundreds of American newspapers and later was published as the book Six Red Months in Russia. In 1919, Bryant made a speaking tour around the United States to present her views of the situation in Russia. From 1920 to 1923, she worked for the International News Service and King Features Syndicate reporting mainly on Russia and Turkey but also on events elsewhere in Europe and Asia. Another series of articles about the Soviet Union and its leaders that Bryant wrote during this period was published as Mirrors of Moscow in 1923. That same year, Bryant moved to Paris and married the writer, and later ambassador, William C. Bullitt. (John Reed had died in 1920.) By 1926, Bryant was suffering from Dercum's disease, a rare and painful condition, and she died on January 6, 1936.
Finding aid is available in repository and on the Internet.
The materials previously deposited by Anne Moen Bullitt and her Estate were donated to Manuscripts and Archives by the William C. Bullitt Foundation, Inc., in 2008.
Photographer may be Paul Thompson, the photographer of other images in this group.
Variant Titles:
Folder Title: Provincetown Players, c. 1916
Free love--United States
LGBTQ resource
Radicalism--United States--History--20th century
Women and journalism
World War, 1914-1918--Protest movements--United States
Ireland--History--Autonomy and independence movements
Soviet Union--Foreign public opinion, American
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921
Uzbekistan--History--Revolution, 1917-1921
D'Annunzio, Gabriele,--1863-1938
International News Service
Kalinin, M. I.--(Mikhail Ivanovich),--1875-1946
Kerensky, Aleksandr Fyodorovich,--1881-1970
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich,--1870-1924
McKay, Claude,--1890-1948
Mussolini, Benito,--1883-1945
O'Neill, Eugene,--1888-1953
Provincetown Players
Reed, John,--1887-1920
Spiridonova, Marii︠a︡ Aleksandrovna,--1884-1941
Trotsky, Leon,--1879-1940
Photographic prints
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Source Title:
Louise Bryant papers.
Call Number:
MS 1840
Orbis Record:
Yale Collection:
Manuscripts and Archives
Digital Collection:
Manuscripts and Archives Digital Library
Louise Bryant Papers (MS 1840). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.