The Poe Museum celebrated Edgar Allan Poe’s 210th birthday on Saturday, January 19, with the “world’s largest” Poe birthday party. We made our way with many other Poe pilgrims to 1914–16 E. Main Street in Richmond, Virginia, to pay homage to the Raven Poet. Here follows some of my visual memories of the day.
(Part two of this story, which includes a “virtual” trolley tour of Poe’s Richmond, was published separately. Here’s the link: “A Virtual Tour of Poe’s Richmond”)
But, in spite of these things, it was a gay and magnificent revel.
The grounds were extensive, and a high and solid brick wall, topped with a bed of mortar and broken glass, encompassed the whole. This prison-like rampart formed the limit of our domain….