Youth Classics: Little House on the Prairie

painting of a young woman wearing a sunbonnet walking close to a log home

Artist: James Lamb
Art director: Richard Sheaff
First day of issue: October 23, 1993

Acrylic on board

James Lamb enlisted his daughter’s friend to pose for this artwork honoring beloved children’s novelist Laura Ingalls Wilder. He then added an authentic personal touch: The sunbonnet depicted in the painting belonged to his mother’s aunt, a Montana homesteader.

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