Inscribed shingle from Edgar Allan Poe's cottage
Overall: 3 x 12 x 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 30.5 x 0.6 cm )
Wooden shingle in two sections with painted raven and inscription "Quoth the Raven 'Nevermore'" on one section; painted scene of cottage on the other.
Gift of Thomas Olive Mabbott
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."
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