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5-cent Alcott

The 5-cent Famous American Authors stamp, issued February 5, 1940, honors Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). Alcott's most famous stories are the semi-autobiographical "Little Women" and "Little Men." Another of her published works is Hospital Sketches, a recollection of her experiences as a nurse in the American Civil War. She also worked tirelessly for the temperance and women's suffrage movements.

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