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Baltimore, Maryland: Poe Contemplates Shoe Team Field Report

W. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD
North edge of downtown, on the northeast corner of W. Mt. Royal Ave. and Baltimore Ave.
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Poe Contemplates Shoe

The famous author and Baltimorean, Edgar Allan Poe, sits uncomfortably in a throne-like chair, gazing down at his left shoe. Report... [08/13/2020]

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Poe Contemplates Shoe

Situated in Gordon Plaza at University of Baltimore. With a pensive gaze and a crook of his wrist, Poe appears to be giving a benediction to his left foot. The plaque says he is "dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."

[Mike Gassmann, 09/18/2023]

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