Check Out This Vintage 1930 Print Capturing Edgar Allan Poe Walking Across High Bridge

Edgar Allan Poe Walking High Bridge
Edgar Allan Poe Walking High Bridge
Photo: NYPL

Our friends at Ephemeral New York recently dug up this great print from 1930 showing author and poet Edgar Allan Poe walking across The Bronx's High Bridge.

After he moved from a farmhouse in today’s Upper West Side to a wooden cottage in rural Fordham (below), Poe regularly journeyed across the High Bridge, opened in 1848, two and a half miles from his home. […] In the last melancholy years of his life—’the lonesome latter years’—Poe was accustomed to walk there at all times of the day and night; often pacing the then solitary pathways for hours without meeting a human being

Check out the full article or the specimen page on the NYPL Digital Archives for more on the photo.

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