Inscribed shingle from Edgar Allan Poe's cottage

Inscribed shingle from Edgar Allan Poe's cottage
Title
Inscribed shingle from Edgar Allan Poe's cottage
Date 
ca. 1840
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 12 x 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 30.5 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Wooden shingle in two sections with painted raven and inscription "Quoth the Raven 'Nevermore'" on one section; painted scene of cottage on the other.
Credit Line 
Gift of Thomas Olive Mabbott
Object Number 
1936.587
Marks 
painted: "EDGAR ALLEN POE'S/ COTTAGE/ FORDHAM, N.Y."; "Larise B. Dodge./ 1896" handwritten: on paper label affixed to reverse: "Shingle from Poe's Cottage./ Poe's Cottage before Poe Park/ was laid out."
Gallery Label 
Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life, from 1846 to 1849, in The Bronx at Poe Cottage, now located at Kingsbridge Road and the Grand Concourse. A small wooden farmhouse built about 1812, the cottage once commanded unobstructed vistas over the rolling Bronx hills to the shores of Long Island. It was a bucolic setting in which the great writer penned many of his most enduring poetical works, including “Annabel Lee,” “The Bells” and “Eureka.”
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Creative: Tronvig Group