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Eminent Women, 1884

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Eminent Women, 1884 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 9, page 271.

Despite the myth of Maine as a cultural wilderness, the state produced a number of imporant figures, including writers Sarah Orne WomJewett and Harriet Beecher Stowe, who lived in Brunswick when she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Eugene L'Africain created this lithograph showing eminent American women of 1884, courtesy of the Travelers Insurance Company. Featured are Mary A. Livermore, Sarah Jewett, Grace A. Oliver, Helen Hunt, Nora Perry, Lucy Larcom, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Louise Chandler Moulton, Louisa M. Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Julia Ward Howe.