Fake - Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Brady’s Washington, D.C. studio- February 4th, 1849. ~~Unfortunately this is a fake photo created for the book Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter. The other images are different editing creations. The last image is the original.
Robert Todd Lincoln, first son of Abraham & Mary Lincoln only child to survive past childhood had his mother committed to mental hospital
William Marsh (American, 1850s–1860s). Abraham Lincoln, May 20, 1860. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, Joyce F. Menschel Gift, 2005 (2005.100.89) | This photograph, made in Springfield, Illinois, was the first portrait taken of Abraham Lincoln after he had received the nomination for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.
I know. I have a lot of pet peeves where 'death photos' are concerned. Frenzied acceptance of any glamorous, tragic, or 'poignant' story is gleefully accepted with no accompanying research. This photo for example, has never been authenticated as a photo of Edgar Allen Poe. As a matter of fact MANY maintain that it is, in no way, Poe. Yet I see it all over the place, authoritatively titled as Edgar Allen Poe.