Portraits & Daguerreotypes

Edgar Allan Poe sat in a daguerreotype studio for a known total of six occasions during his lifetime. Two of those sittings took place right here in Providence, Rhode Island at the studio of Samuel Masury and S. W. Hartshorn, in November of 1848. One of those sittings captured what is undoubtedly the most popular and celebrated image of the poet today.

Sarah Helen Whitman had a few interesting portraits taken herself, all of which are categorized and documented here in this drop-down menu.