Women in the the Visual Arts and Literature

Louisa May Alcott

29-cent Little Women stamp
This 29-cent stamp depicting a scene from "Little Women" was issued on October 23, 1993.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is most known for her novel, Little Women, written in 1868. The novel documents the March sisters growing up during the Civil War era and is largely autobiographical of Alcott’s own experiences growing up in an impoverished family. After Little Women, Alcott wrote two sequels, Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys and Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out. In addition to writing, she was also part of the suffragist and temperance movements. Since her death, Alcott has remained an American literary icon.

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5-cent ultramarine Louisa May Alcott stamp