Nevermore: The Edgar Allan Poe Collection of Susan Jaffe Tane
Artist Unknown... Pen-and-ink silhouette of Edgar Allan Poe, signed with initials E.A.P. "...This is the only extant Poe silhouette from life, and one of only twelve known portraits of Poe executed in the author’s short lifetime." From the exhibition Nevermore: The Edgar Allan Poe Collection of Susan Jaffe Tane at the Hirshland Exhibition Gallery of Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University. "...With Nevermore, Cornell University Library celebrates one of America’s greatest writers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the achievements of a superb collector, Susan Jaffe Tane. Susan Tane’s extraordinary collection documents Poe’s remarkable life and work through the artifacts of his own hand in his own time. The exhibition features many of Poe’s unique manuscripts and letters, scarce copies of his first editions, rare examples of the original newspaper and magazine issues in which much of his work first appeared, and editions of his most famous poem, 'The Raven.'"