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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
Brass Ladle from Poe's Cottage The Poe family used this ladle in the Fordham, New York cottage in which Edgar Allan Poe; his wife, Virginia Clemm Poe; and his mother-in-law, Maria Poe Clemm,… Brass Early Nineteenth Century
Dancing Shoes Owned by the Poe Family These ladies' kid white leather dancing shoes were purchased in London by Edgar Allan Poe's mother-in-law/aunt Maria Poe Clemm's future husband William Clemm on a… kid white leather 1805
Edgar Allan Poe's Mother-in-Law's Cap Edgar Poe's mother-in-law, Maria Poe Clemm (1790-1871), was also the sister of Poe's father, David Poe, Jr. It was to Maria Clemm that Poe dedicated his 1849 poem… wool
Edgar Allan Poe's Mother-in-Law's Stockings Edgar Poe's mother-in-law, Maria Poe Clemm (1790-1871), was also the sister of Poe's father, David Poe, Jr. It was to Maria Clemm that Poe dedicated his 1849 poem… silk
Edgar Allan Poe's Socks After Poe's early death, this piece was one of the articles of Poe's clothing his mother-in-law kept in a trunk of his possessions. Although the trunk is lost, we… silk
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
Manuscript for "To Helen" This is the only known manuscript for Poe's poem "To Helen," which Poe scholar Thomas Ollive Mabbott regarded as "the finest of Poe's lyrics." Poe dedicated this… Pencil in Album 1829-1835
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
Maria Poe Clemm Letter to Unknown Correspondent In his letter written a decade after Edgar Allan Poe's death, his mother-in-law/aunt, Maria Poe Clemm (1790-1871) requests financial assistance from one of Poe's… Letter December 23, 1859
Poe's Father in the Columbian Centinel for November 8, 1806 Edgar Allan Poe's father, David Poe Jr. (1784-1810?) is listed as playing the role of Bellmour in the November 10 performance of the tragedy jane Shore by N. Rowe. … Newspaper November 8, 1811
Poe's Mother in The Coumbian Centinel for November 12, 1806 Edgar Allan Poe's mother Eliza Poe is listed as appearing in the role of Fanny in the comedy The Clandestine Marriage on November 12, 1806. The Clandestine Marriage… Newspaper November 12, 1806
Poe's Parents in the Boston Gazette for 1806-1807 Edgar Allan Poe's parents, the actors David Poe, Jr. (1784-1810?) and Eliza Poe (1787-1811) were married in April 1806 in Richmond. In October 1806, they appeared… Bound Newspapers September 1, 1806-August 24, 1807
Poe's Parents in The Columbian Centinel for October 29, 1806 Edgar Allan Poe's father, David Poe, Jr. is listed in this Boston newspaper as appearing in the role of Sir George Touchwood in Mrs. Cowley's comedy Belle's… Newspaper October 29, 1806
Poe's Sister's Artwork Edgar Allan Poe's only sister, Rosalie Poe (1810-1874), painted and embroidered this handkerchief case. She also appears to have composed the couplet written… Before 1874
Poe's Wife's Trinket Box Poe's wife, Virginia Clemm Poe, owned this little trinket box covered in red leatherette. Often on the verge of starvation, the Poe family lived in modest homes and… Wood, leatherette, metal
Reviews of Edgar Allan Poe's Parents in The Polyanthos Joseph T. Buckingham, Editor of the monthly Boston literary magazine The Polyanthos, gives mixed reviews of Edgar Allan Poe's performances as actors on the Boston… Bound Journal Volume 4 (December 1806-March 1807)
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
Rosalie Poe's Piano This is the piano played by Edgar Allan Poe's sister Rosalie Mackenzie Poe. When Poe's mother died, his only sister, Rosalie Poe, was taken in by the Mackenzie… piano forte, mahogany 1838-1840
Rosalie Poe's Sewing Box Poe's only sister, Rosalie M. Poe (1810-1874) owned this sewing box. Rosalie Poe spent most of her life in Richmond, where she taught Penmanship at the Mackenzie…
Script for Veroni (Play Featuring Edgar Allan Poe's Mother) Edgar Allan Poe's mother, Eliza Poe, played the part of Veronica in this November 1809 performance of M.G. Lewis's Veroni: Or the Novice of St. Mark's. Eliza had… Script 1809
The Foundling of the Forest This is the script for a play in which Poe's mother, Eliza Arnold Hopkins Poe (1787-1811), performed. Her name appears in the cast as on the second page of this… Script 1809
Virginia Poe's Mirror This mirror was found in Poe's trunk after his death and is believed to have belonged to his wife, Virginia Clemm Poe. It is an American Hepplewhite String Inlaid… Primary: Mahogany, Secondary: Yellow Pine