Louisa May Alcott's life and works have provided rich inspiration for later artists in a variety of media, from novels to opera to paper dolls. These pages lists some of these adaptations held in the Louisa May Alcott Collection.
Printed ephemera in the Alcott Collection includes toy books, including Little Women paper dolls and coloring books; pamphlets, programs, and calendars produced by Orchard House Museum and the Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association; vintage postcards; and advertising leaflets from Alcott’s publisher, Roberts Brothers. The following are but a few examples:
Little Women: giant coloring book. New York: Modern Publishing, 2004.
The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott. Concord, Mass.: Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association, 1997.
Postcards of Louisa May Alcott and Orchard House, circa 1910.
Publisher’s advertising leaflet for Jo’s Boys, and How They Turned Out. Boston: Roberts Brothers, circa 1886.