Raymond Adam Biswanger Slide Collection
Edgar Allan Poe: 1797 and 1806
Both Edgar Allan Poe's parents were actors. His mother, Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe, played in the John Street Theater twice; first in the part of Maria, in a farce called The Spoiled Child in 1797, and then after her marriage, as Priscilla Tomboy in The Vauxhahl Garden on the 16 of July, 1806. His father, David Poe, played Frank in Fortune's Frolic two nights after.
John Street Theater, New York
John Street Theater Plaque, New York City [4 September 1958]