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"E.A. Poe" Watercolor by William A. Lewis This watercolor was executed in 1959 and reflects that influence of painterly abstraction, which was popularized in the 1940s by Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, and… watercolor on paper 1959
Amasa Converse Photograph Dr. Amasa Converse performed Edgar Allan Poe's wedding ceremony on May 16, 1836 in Richmond, Virginia. Converse was both a Presbyterian minister and the editor of… Photographic Print Original ca. 1860
Anna Charlotte Lynch Portrait Anna Charlotte Lynch (1815-1891) was a poet and teacher who hosted weekly literary soirees at her New York City home during the time of Poe's residence in that… Oil on Canvas 1840s
Anne Elizabeth Shelton Photograph Anne Elizabeth Shelton was the daughter of Edgar Allan Poe's last fiancee Sarah Elmira Royster Shelton (1810-1888). Had Poe married Mrs. Shelton, Ann Elizabeth… Opaltype mid 19th Century
Annie Richmond Portrait Nancy Locke Heywood Richmond (1820-1898) was a close friend to Edgar Allan Poe in the last two years of his life. He referred to her as "Annie" and dedicated his… Photomechanical Print
Brady Portrait of Poe Photographer Mathew Brady is best known today for his Civil War photographs and portraits of Lincoln, but he achieved a great deal of success during his lifetime as… albumen print carte-de-visite ca. 1860
Copy of Edgar Allan Poe Sketch of Elmira Royster Elmira Royster became engaged to Edgar Allan Poe before he left Richmond to attend the University of Virginia in 1826. During Poe's absence, Royster's father… Pencil on Paper ca.1920 (Original ca. 1826)
Cornwell Daguerreotype of Poe Poe stares out at us from this haunting image taken only four days after a suicide attempt. He was in Providence, Rhode Island in November 1848. His wife Virginia… Daguerreotype November 1848 (original) 1850s (present copy)
Davidson Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe This albumen print is an altered version of the "Traylor" daguerreotype taken by William Abbott Pratt in Richmond in 1849. The alterations include the inclusion of… Albumen Print Photograph 1876
Edgar Allan Poe Albumen Print Owned by David Bridges According to the inscription on the back, this albumen print photograph of Edgar Allan Poe was once owned by Poe's childhood friend and classmate David Bridges. A… Albumen Print Carte De Visite ca. 1870s-1890s
Edgar Allan Poe Engraving by John Sartain Edgar Allan Poe's friend John Sartain produced this engraving of Poe shortly after the author's death for inclusion in the posthumously released collection of Poe's… Engraving with Mezzotint on Paper 1849
Edgar Allan Poe Portrait Owned by Elmira Royster Shelton This albumen print photograph of Oscar Halling's ca.1868 pastel drawing of Edgar Allan Poe was once owned by Elmira Royster Shelton (1810-1888), the woman to whom… Albumen Print Carte De Visite After 1868
Edmund Quinn Bust of Poe The Bronx Society of Arts and Sciences presented a bronze version of this bust to the City of New York on January 19, 1909 in honor of the centennial of Poe's… Plaster 1908
Edouard Manet Etching of Poe The French painter Edouard Manet (1832-1883) was a friend to the Impressionist painters and forerunner of modern painting. Although he was primarily a painter,… Etching on Paper ca. 1874
Elmira Royster Shelton Daguerreotype This daguerreotype represents Edgar Allan Poe's first and last fiancee, Elmira Royster Shelton. Poe was first engaged to Shelton in 1826, when he was seventeen… Sixth Plate Daguerreotype ca.1850s
Elmira Royster Shelton Daguerreotype in Case Sarah Elmira Royster Shelton (1810-1888) was Edgar Allan Poe's first fiancee when he was seventeen years old, and she became his last fiancee when they renewed… Sixth Plate Daguerreotype ca.1850s
Etching of Poe by Lewis Lefort This etching (a kind of print made by etching lines into a prepared metal printing plate using acid) was made in 1892, well after the subject's death in 1849. The… Etching on Paper 1892
Frances Keeling Valentine Allan Portrait This is one of two known life portraits of Edgar Allan Poe's foster mother, Frances Allan (1785-1829), who cared for Poe after his biological mother died when he… Oil on Metal ca. 1828
Henry Herring Portrait When Poe lay semiconscious in a Baltimore tavern on October 3, 1849, his uncle Henry Herring (1791-1868) refused to take him home to care for him. Instead, Poe was… Oil on Panel 1868
James Royster Miniature James Royster was the father of Poe's first fiancee, Elmira Royster (1810-1888). Mr. Royster disapproved of the relationship and broke the engagement by… Watercolor on Card
Jane Scott Mackenzie Portrait Jane Scott Mackenzie (1783-1865) was the foster mother of Edgar Allan Poe's only sister, Rosalie Mackenzie Poe (1810-1874). Rosalie Poe lived with Mrs. Mackenzie… Oil on Canvas 1850
John Allan Portrait This small oil portrait on tin of Edgar Poe's foster father John Allan has been attributed to a few different artists, including the portraitist Thomas Sully, whose… Oil on Metal ca. 1804
John Hamilton Mackenzie Albumen Print Photograph John Hamilton Mackenzie (1806-1875) was a lifelong friend of Edgar Allan Poe. He was also the foster brother (and, after his father William Mackenzie's death in… albumen print photograph 1860-1875
John Hamilton Mackenzie Daguerreotype John Hamilton Mackenzie (1806-1875) was a lifelong friend of Edgar Allan Poe. He was also the foster brother (and, after his father William Mackenzie's death in… Daguerreotype 1840s
John Hill Hewitt's Albumen Print Photograph of Edgar Allan Poe This albumen print of a photograph, similar to the "Painter" daguerreotype of Poe (now owned by the Maryland Historical Society) is labeled "J. H Hewitt photo. of… Albumen Print
Maria Poe Clemm Albumen Print Poe's mother-in-law, Maria Poe Clemm (1790-1871), was also the sister of his father David Poe, Jr. After the deaths of her husband and son, Clemm moved from her… Albumen print carte-de-visite 1868
Mary Allan Portrait Mary Allan (died 1850) was the oldest of Edgar Allan Poe's foster father John Allan's sisters. Mary Allan resided at the Allan home in Bridgegate House in Irvine,… Oil on Canvas ca. 1803
Mary Gallego Portrait This portrait hung in both "Moldavia" (one of Edgar Allan Poe's boyhood homes) and "Duncan Lodge" (Poe's sister's home from 1843 until 1865). The subject, Mary… Oil on Canvas ca. 1806
Photograph of Ruined Traylor Daguerreotype of Poe This is a copy of the last known photograph taken of Poe, the lost "Traylor" daguerreotype taken by William Abbott Pratt in Richmond in September 1849 at the same… Photograph Before 1935
Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe by Ferdinand Horvath Hungarian-born artist Ferdinand Horvath (1891-1973) is best known for his work with Walt Disney during the 1930s. From 1934-37, he work for Disney on several… Watercolor and Pencil on Paper ca. 1930
Robert Craig Stanard Ambrotype One of Edgar Allan Poe's Richmond classmates, Robert Craig Stanard (1814-1857) was the son of Jane Stith Craig Stanard, the woman to whom Poe dedicated his poem "To… Ambrotype ca. 1853-57
Rosalie Mackenzie Poe Tintype This tintype photograph of Edgar Allan Poe's only sister Rosalie Poe (1810-1874) shows her in her later years. Rosalie Poe lived with her foster family, the… tintype in paper mat ca. 1865-1874
Rosalie Poe Albumen Print Edgar Allan Poe's only sister appears here in later years. After the death of Eliza Poe, her daughter Rosalie was taken in by the Mackenzie family in Richmond. The… Albumen Print Carte-de-Visite ca.1865-74
Rufus Dawes Engraving and Autograph Rufus Dawes (1803-1859) was a Baltimore writer Poe repeatedly ridiculed. In January 1840 in Alexander's Weekly Messenger, for example, Poe wrote a notice of the… Engraving with Attached Autograph
Sarah Helen Whitman Engraving The Rhode Island poet Sarah Helen Whitman (1803-1878) was briefly engaged to Edgar Allan Poe in 1848. After his death, she defended his reputation by assisting… engraving
Sarah Helen Whitman Engraving as Classical Bust The Providence, Rhode Island poet Sarah Helen Whitman (1803-1878) was briefly engaged to Edgar Allan Poe in 1848. His 1848 poem "To Helen" is dedicated to her.…
Small Plaster Bust of Poe by George Julian Zolnay This bust was produced around 1900 by George Julian Zolnay, the sculptor who produced the life-sized bronze bust of Poe, which is also in the Poe Museum's… plaster ca. 1900
Thomas White Portrait Thomas Willis White (1788-1843) was the founder of the Southern Literary Messenger, a journal based in Richmond, Virgina. White hired Poe in 1835, a year after the… Oil on Canvas
Traylor Miniature of Edgar Allan Poe This watercolor miniature on ivory was painted by an unknown artist around 1900. Little is known of the history of this tiny painting, which was acquired by the Poe… Watercolor on Ivory ca. 1900
Upton Beale Portrait This portrait represents Edgar Allan Poe's friend and University of Virginia classmate Upton Beale. According to the book The Valley of Unrest (1883, George… Oil on Canvas
Whitty Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe Poe collector and Poe Museum founder James H. Whitty (1859-1937) donated this portrait to the Poe Museum in 1921 and inscribed it with details concerning the… Crayon on Cardboard ca. 1911
Zolnay Bust of Poe The University of Virginia commissioned this bust, which was unveiled in 1899, the fiftieth anniversary of Poe's death. The Poe Museum's casting was produced… Bronze 1898