Louisa May Alcott born Germantown, PA November 29, 1832 (d. 1888). Author; reformer; nonviolent abolitionist.
"When women are the advisers, the lords of creation don't take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do. Then they act upon it, and, if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it. If it fails, they generously give her the whole." (Little Women, ch. 41; photo 1857 wiki pd)