by Alice Barber Stephens (American, 1858-1932). Stephens studied under Thomas Eakins and quickly attained leadership in the “New Woman” movement of working and professional women of the late 19th century. She was, perhaps ironically, best recognized for her illustrations for Ivory Soap advertisements. Her work regularly appeared in magazines such as Scribner’s Monthly, Harper’s Weekly, and The Ladies Home Journal. She illustrated books by Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Eliot, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and, notably, the 1903 edition of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.