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POLLY HOLLADAY'S RESTAURANT - Catholic Worker odds & ends
May 28th, 2009
06:21 pm


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This is a photo of Polly Holladay's restaurant at 135-137 MacDougal Street in New York's Greenwich Village. The young woman sitting at the table in the foreground in the white blouse was Virginia Noah Forrest who was the third wife of Berkeley Tobey. They were married from about 1916-18. Shortly after they split up Tobey married Dorothy Day. They were married for about a year, during which time they went to Europe where Dorothy wrote her autobiographical novel, "The Eleventh Virgin." Dorothy undoubtedly knew this restaurant. It was Polly Holladay's son Louis, who upon deliberately taking a drug over dose while sitting in Romany Marie's Saloon near Sheridan Square with Dorothy Day, Charles Demuth, Eugene O'Neill and Agnes Boulton, died in Dorothy's arms.

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Date:May 30th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)

nice photo

Nice find! A suggestion: Would it be possible to put up higher resolution versions of the photos you post? I often wish I could look at them in greater detail.

-- Jim
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Date:June 1st, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)

Re: nice photo

Jim: point your mouse at the photo and double click it. It will enlarge and then do it again and it will be even bigger. RS
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