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Macabre Chic: Edgar Allen Poe Daguerreotype
Spent last night perusing the daguerrotype collection of art world fixture Patrick Callery, who also happens to have a dog named Po. So, this being Halloween, the image above seems highly fitting. According to Poestories.com, William Pratt made this daguerreotype of Poe about 3 weeks before he died in 1849 at age 40. Poe, arguing that he was not suitably dressed, was coaxed upstairs and photographed.