The “Stella” daguerreotype portrait of Edgar Allan Poe, stolen…

The “Stella” daguerreotype portrait of Edgar Allan Poe, stolen from the archives of the University of Virginia’s Alderman Library in 1973 along with a large number of other rare manuscripts and materials.

Forty-five artifacts with a currently estimated value of over half a million dollars disappeared. The crime was never solved and the materials, including the daguerreotype, remain missing.

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