Nevermore

Elizabeth Donald
3 min readMay 29, 2024

Recently, while cleaning out some old photo files, I came across an image that for some reason I had never processed or used. It came from a 2018 shoot at Westminster Cemetery in Baltimore, Md. Westminster dates back quite some time, and is most famous at the resting place of one Edgar Allan Poe.

Yes, this is the place where the famous Poe Toaster would show up on Poe’s birthday, drink a toast of cognac and leave the rest of the bottle on the grave. There was much kerfuffle about this for the 60 years it occurred, especially when a note was left implying that the original Toaster had passed on but the mantle…

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Elizabeth Donald

Journalist for more than 25 years, freelance writer, editor, photographer, and fiction author. Subscribe at patreon.com/edonald or visit donaldmedia.com.