On October 3, 1849, Poe was found delirious and in distress on the streets of Baltimore. He died 4 days later on October 7. Adding to the mystery of Poe's death, a visitor affectionately known as the "Poe Toaster" paid homage to Poe's grave annually beginning in 1949 with 3 red roses and a bottle of cognac. As the tradition carried on for more than 60 years, it is likely that the Poe Toaster was actually several individuals.

Edgar Allan Poe Original Grave - Westminster Hall and Burying Ground - Baltimore, Maryland

The Poe Toaster is an unofficial nickname given to a mysterious person (or more probably two persons in succession, possibly father and son) who, for over seven decades, paid an annual tribute to American author Edgar Allan Poe by visiting the stone marking his original grave in Baltimore, Maryland in the early hours of January 19, Poes birthday. The shadowy figure, dressed in black with a wide-brimmed hat and white scarf, would pour himself a glass of cognac and raise a toast to Poes

Five Famous People Who Were Exhumed and Then Buried Again - InfoBarrel Article. Picture of the headstone marking original burial place of Edgar Allan Poe

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Who Was The Poe Toaster? In this Jan. 2013 photo, Jeff Jerome holds a bottle of unfinished cognac that was left one year on the grave of Edgar Allan Poe by the mysterious Poe Toaster in Baltimore.

Edgar Allan Poe ‘toaster’ tradition is no more - The Style Blog - The Washington Post

Edgar Allan Poe ‘toaster’ tradition is no more

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The Poe Toaster

19 January - On Poe's birthday in the "Poe Toaster" made his appearance for the last time, Jeff Jerome, the curator of the Baltimore Poe House and Museum, declared the tradition to be over in

For the second year in a row, the mystery Poe Toaster failed to show up at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe Wednesday morning, The Baltimore Sun reports.    For nearly 60 years, the person (toaster) would appear on Jan. 19, leave three red roses and a glass of cognac, then disappear. Speculation has raged for years over who the toaster might be, but his identity has never been confirmed.    Now the curator of the Poe House believes the tradition of the toaster may be dead.

whatshewanted: “ Mystery Poe toaster fails to show again By Washington Post editors Quoth the Raven, nevermore? For the second year in a row, the mystery Poe Toaster failed to show up at the grave of.

The mystery of the Poe toaster: After three years of no-shows, Baltimore tradition of Poe toaster may be nevermore

After three years of no-shows, Baltimore tradition of Poe toaster may be nevermore

The mystery of the Poe toaster: After three years of no-shows, Baltimore tradition of Poe toaster may be nevermore

The mystery Poe toaster did not appear [at the grave] in 2010 or 2011, leaving many to believe he has died or felt the tradition has run its course. Description from roadsideamerica.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Visit reports, news, maps, directions and info on Edgar Allan Poe's Two Graves in Baltimore, Maryland.

A Lesson to Teach Edgar Allan Poe: "The Cask of Amontillado"

A Lesson to Teach Edgar Allan Poe: "The Cask of Amontillado"

Edgar Allan Poe: Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer and poet who invented the modern detective story and created enduring tales of horror.

January 19, 2010: Mystery of the “Poe Toaster” Ends Unsolved - http://www.historyandheadlines.com/january-19-2010-mystery-poe-toaster-ends-unsolved/

January Mystery of the “Poe Toaster” Ends Unsolved - History and Headlines

Edgar Allan Poe. I've always wondered what a drinking contest between him and Hemingway would look like.

Edgar Allan Poe ‘toaster’ tradition is no more

The mysterious Poe Toaster left cognac and roses at Edgar Allan Poe's grave for decades. Might King Ludwig and the Guglmänner hold the keys to his identity?

The mysterious Poe Toaster left cognac and roses at Edgar Allan Poe's grave for decades. Might King Ludwig and the Guglmänner hold the keys to his identity?

Poe Toaster

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Jeff Jerome curater of the Poe House visits the original site of Poe's grave.

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Poe Fans Call an End to Tradition After Mystery Visitor Fails to Visit Grave for Year

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