This website uses cookies to provide a rich user experience. Please consult our Cookie Policy to learn about what cookies this website uses, or to control the cookies you receive. You need do nothing if you are happy to receive cookies.
Look and Learn History Picture Library License images from £2.99 Pay by PayPal for images for immediate download Member of British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA)

The mystery of Edgar Allan Poe

Posted in Anniversary, Literature, Mystery on Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Click on any image for details about licensing for commercial or personal use.

picture, Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe at work. Illustration by Chas. Sheldon

3 October marks the anniversary of the last public sighting of author Edgar Allan Poe in 1849. Poe was found in a delirious state on the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, “in great distress, and … in need of immediate assistance”, according to Joseph W. Walker, who found him. How Poe, by then one of the most famous writers in America, came to be in such a position – and wearing somebody else’s clothing – will never be known. He was taken to Washington College Hospital where he died four days later, aged only 40, never coherent enough to explain how he came to be in his condition.

More pictures relating to Edgar Allan Poe can be found here. Many more illustrations relating to authors and their works can be found at the Look and Learn picture library.

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.