Women in the the Visual Arts and Literature

Laura Ingles Wilder

29-cent Little House on the Prarie stamp
This 29-cent stamp depicting a scene from "Little House on the Prairie" was issued on October 23, 1993.

Laura Ingles Wilder (1867-1957) was born in rural Pepin, Wisconsin. Growing up within a pioneer family herself, she later went on to write the iconic Little House children’s series that told stories about a family living a pioneer life on the frontier. She started writing the series when she was sixty five years old, and published her first book, Little House in the Big Woods, in 1932. Wilder continued to write until her death and her works remain popular amongst children today.