Photo of Edgar Allan Poe, writer

Photo of Edgar Allan Poe, writer

A photograph of Edgar Allan Poe, American poet & author (1809-1849). Posing between two friends. It’s wonderful we have a photograph of the great man, given that he died in the 1840s and the earliest known photograph to include the human form wasn’t until 1838 [in Paris, France]

“Take thy beak from out my heart, & take thy form from off my door!” [from The Raven and other poems]

Fascinating fact: Poe was obsessed with cats and often wrote with a cat on his shoulder.

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