Text: J. W. Ostrom, B. R. Pollin, and J. A. Savoye, “Illustrations 21-22,” The Collected Letters of Edgar Allan Poe — Vol. I: 1824-1845 (2008), between pp. 546 and 547, I-B (This material is protected by copyright)


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John P. Kennedy, ca. 1850

21. John P. Kennedy, ca. 1850

Courtesy of Jeffrey A. Savoye

This engraving of Kennedy was taken from a daguerreotype by Julian Vannerson (ca. 1829 - ca. 1880), presumably made while Kennedy was Secretary of the Navy, under Millard Fillmore. Originally from Richmond, Vannerson moved with his employer, Jesse Harrison Whitehurst, to Washington, DC in 1849 and opened his own gallery in 1855. The engraving first appeared in Putnam’s Monthly in 1854, and was widely circulated thereafter.

Nathaniel P. Willis, ca. 1846

22. Nathaniel P. Willis, ca. 1846

Courtesy of Jeffrey A. Savoye

This engraving of Willis, which appeared in The Knickerbocker Gallery (New York, 1855, p. 431), was taken from a painting by Charles Loring Elliot (1812-1868), a talented and prolific artist who is said to have created over 700 portraits.

 


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Notes:

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[S:0 - CLT08, 2008] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Editions - The Collected Letters of Edgar Allan Poe (Ostrom, Pollin and Savoye) (ills. 21-22)