ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY. 1832-1888.
Photograph Signed ("L.M. Alcott"), albumen print carte de visite, 3¾ x 2½ inches (card size), 1870, Allen studio (Boston) monogram and address on verso, tiny chip to upper corner, mount marks to verso.
Alcott sat for this portrait at Edward L. Allen's popular Temple Street studio in 1870, two years after the publication of Little Women had propelled her to literary fame and just prior to her departure for Europe on her first trip abroad as a celebrated author. (See Stern, p 192.)