Women in the the Visual Arts and Literature

Kate Douglass Wiggin

29-cent Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm stamp
This 29-cent stamp depicting a scene from "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" was issued on October 23, 1993.

Kate Douglass Wiggin (1856-1923) was a teacher and a kindergarten movement activist. In 1883 she began to publish children’s books for an additional income, but eventually started to write full time. Her most famous work is Rebecca at Sunnybrook Farm which she published in 1903, and later adapted into a Broadway play. The story tells the tale of an energetic young girl growing up on a farm with her two aunts.