"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Newspaper Clipping of the Day

In 1890, a shameless ripoff homage to Poe's "The Bells" was used to scare people into buying fire insurance.  No, I don't get it either.

3 comments:

  1. This is all so well done. Could you help me with my Film the Tell Tale heart? I would love to see more and more of Poes work get out there.

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    1. I'm not sure what help I could be, considering I have an audience you could count on the fingers of one hand. :)

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  2. Very interesting. Didn't know they had that type of advertising back then.
    He would be avery odd insurance salesman that I would probably have to listen to especially if he spoke as well as he writes.

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