Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe
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Medium: Photograph of a print

Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe

Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins ("Eliza") Poe, an English-born actress and mother of three children, including the future writer Edgar Allan Poe, is the subject of this portrait. While a member of the Placide and Green Company theater group, the twenty-four-year-old Poe became ill and died on December 8, 1811, in a Richmond boarding house.

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