Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Day in the Life of Lovecraft: 12 July 1928

To Donald Wandrei ... Have just been to the grave of Edgar Allan Poe, in Westminster Presbyterian Churchyard. It is at once a melancholy & inspiring spot - I feel like writing verse about it. This afternoon I am going to Annapolis, & tonight I reach Washington. Am nearly broke ...

The post card he wrote upon was "Mansion House, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Maryland". Here are two other images of the place on other vintage postcards. Notice that it was once a zoological garden with brahmin cattle and camels. I'd hazard a guess that the more pristine image is what greeted HPL in 1928.

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