Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Let's Go Out... to Edgar Allan Poe's Funeral!

It’s the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday. What better way to celebrate then to go to his funeral here in Baltimore… yes, his funeral. After stumbling through the streets one night here in Mobtown in 1849 drunk as a sailor, the infamous writer of “The Raven” & “The Telltale Heart” was laid to rest with an uneventful funeral with only a few in attendance.

There will be a myriad of macabre festivities throughout October including a public viewing of his body, an all-night vigil at his grave, a funeral procession followed by a funeral on Sunday, October 11th. Check out the Poe Bicentennial Web site for more information http://www.poebicentennial.com/events.html .

But what does one wear to a funeral the man who’s been dead and gone since 1849?

The Morticia Scarflette
By glenandconstance

Vintage Vixen Dress
By nattyboho

Poe & Raven Locket
By Casethaliel

Romantic Fingerless Gloves
By JRoseAtelier

Written by Kathy of TheGarbologistsWife


Professor Pan said...

It's Edgar ALLAN Poe. If you're going to write about him, please spell his name properly.

APSEAP (Alliance for the Proper Spelling of Edgar Allan Poe)
Baltimore, MD


VW Studios said...

I've always wanted to go to Poe's funeral, looks like I've missed it again.

lonnacottrell said...

Unfortunately it's SODL OUT or I'd be there flask in pocket. Is it wrong that I also find this whole thing hilarious?

Kathy said...

I went to the body vewing to today... it was terrific!
(Yes, I know it's ALLAN, it was simply mistyped in just the heading)