"[The noble virtues] were not the virtues of the populace, they often led to acts that would be held in abhorrence in any Sunday School, and they would generally be a handicap rather than an advantage in a bank, a laboratory, a parliament, or the market place." - William Gayley Simpson

New and Rare Images of Edgar and Virginia Poe

The Learned portrait of Virginia Poe, left; on the right the Traylor Miniature, showing a very young Edgar Poe.

by Kevin Alfred Strom

THIS YEAR marks the 200th birthday of the great poet and thinker Edgar Allan Poe. Today, October 7th, is the day of his mysterious death 160 years ago in Baltimore. And [...]