The "Poe Toaster": The unofficial nickname for a mysterious person or persons who, for over 7 decades, paid tribute to Edgar Allan Poe by visiting the stone marking his original grave in Baltimore, MD in the early hours of Jan 19, Poe's birthday. The figure, dressed in black with a wide-brimmed hat & white scarf, would pour himself a glass of cognac and raise a toast to Poe's memory, then vanish into the night, leaving 3 roses in a distinctive arrangement & the unfinished bottle of cognac.

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.

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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

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

Edgar Allan Poe ‘toaster’ tradition is no more

TIL the "Poe Toaster," an anonymous man dressed in black that made an annual visit to Poe's grave with a half empty bottle of cognac and three roses, was a tradition for more than This is the third year he hasn't shown up.

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.

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

An unknown visitor affectionately referred to as the "Poe Toaster" paid homage to Poe's grave annually beginning in 1949. As the tradition carried on for more than 60 years it is likely that the "Poe Toaster" was actually several individuals, though the tribute was always the same. Every Jan.19 in the early hours of the morning the person made a toast of cognac to Poe's original grave marker & left three roses. The Poe Toaster's last appearance was on Jan.19, 2009 the day of Poe's…

An unknown visitor affectionately referred to as the "Poe Toaster" paid homage…

In Baltimore, they’re keeping the tradition of visiting Edgar Allan Poe’s grave for his birthday—but without the mystery

Who Was the Poe Toaster? We Still Have No Idea

Who Was the Poe Toaster? We Still Have No Idea In Baltimore, they’re keeping the tradition of visiting Edgar Allan Poe’s grave for his birthday—but without the mystery

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

Edgar Allan Poe grave - 164 years

Visiting Edgar Allan Poe In Baltimore

For decades, the notorious "Poe Toaster" would arrive at the Baltimore grave of Edgar Allan Poe with cognac and three roses on the day of Poe's birth, January Last year was the third year the mystery guest failed to show, the Associated Press reports.

Who Was The Poe Toaster?

Who Was The Poe Toaster?

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?

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The Poe Toaster..for almost 70 years, someone left a token of..what?  Appreciation? on the grave of EAP each Jan 19. Alas, it seems to have come to an end in 2009.

Only known photo of Poe Toaster -- The photo is from a Life Magazine July 1990 article called ”Once Upon a Midnight Dreary” by Gary Smith. The photographer is Bill Ballenberg - via: The Word Demon

WHO IS THE POE TOASTER? For years, a mysterious man appeared at Poe's grave in the dead of night. Who is he and will he ever return? #unsolved #mysteries

WHO IS THE POE TOASTER? For years, a mysterious man appeared at Poe's grave in the dead of night. Who is he and will he ever return?

The Poe Toaster Print

The Poe Toaster Poster

EDGAR ALLAN POE

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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

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The mysterious ‘Poe Toaster’ did not surface for Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday

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