John Poe (1785 - 1859)
Sarah Threet (1794 - 1861)
The original was composed of
charcoal on paperboard 16 x 20 inches. It was displayed in an oak frame with
painted plaster molding. In the early 1990s the paperboard crumbled into dust.
Luckily, professional negatives were made in 1986. This digital image is a scan
of a print from an inexpensive camera taken of the original in fame that had a
The original of this image
hung in the Benton, Arkansas home of Sarah Alma Poe Walton (1883-1969),
daughter of William Elkin Poe (1852-1929), son of William Threet Poe. In the
1940s, Flora Annabelle Halley Poe, married to William Eugene Poe, nephew of
Alma Poe Walton, was visiting with her father-in-law, Alma's brother Samuel Arthur Poe. Alma gave the pictures to
them. Samuel Arthur Poe died in 1947. Flora recalled that they were described
as images of "grandparents" of Samuel Arthur and Sarah Alma.