Bradford documented the design and contents of her models
Bradford carefully documented the evolution of her collection and working methods in this scrapbook, using fabric samples and photographs to describe the room contents and arrangement of her first model. It was exhibited for a charity toy fair at Gadsby’s Tavern in 1932 and in the Christmas window of a Washington, D.C., department store in 1933.
The stairs pictured in Bradford's first model (1932-33) were removed in the design of the 1951 Dolls’ House.
The Dolls' House freed up valuable display space by relocating the stairs to the imagination—in hallways glimpsed through open doors along the model’s back wall.