Women Writers

Collection of photos of American Women Writers, including Louisa May Alcott, Helen Hunt Jackson, Lucy Larcom, Sarah Jane Lippincott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward.

c. 1870.

Price: $3,000.00


About the item

6 albumen prints, 5-1/4 x 3-3/4 inches, mounted on paper, 8-1/4 x 6-1/2 inches. Women Writers. General toning, and spotting to half of the images; paper mounts chipped and stained, with holes for binding.

Item #346783

Photos of prominent American woman writers. Very similar, and in come cases, the exact images were used for the well-known photo-collaged lithograph by Eugene L'Africain "Eminent Women" (1884), depicting authors, and a companion piece to his "Author's Group" (1883), which depicted famous Massachussetts authors.

Included are Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888), author of Little Women, publisher, abolitionist, and suffragist; Helen Hunt Jackson (1830 - 1885), author and advocate for the rights of Native Americans; Lucy Larcom (1824-1893), educator, poet, and author; Sarah Jane Lippincott (1823-1904), author, journalist, and social reformer; Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896), author and abolitionist; and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward (1844 - 1911), author and social reformer, champion of women's rights.