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    • Heather Blasdell

      Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Brady’s Washington, D.C. studio- February 4th, 1849. You'll never be Edgar Allen Poe and Lincoln cool...

    • Abby Fawbush

      Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Brady’s Washington, D.C. studio- February 4th, 1849. A perfect pair, they were! Two of my history favorites in one picture.

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    Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Brady’s Washington, D.C. studio- February 4th, 1849.

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