Alice and Phoebe Cary portraits   Save
Alice and Phoebe Cary portraits
Description: The Cary sisters became famous poets during the middle of the 19th century. Alice is shown on the left, while Phoebe is on the right. In 1838, Alice had one of her poems published in a Cincinnati newspaper. Eleven years later, Alice and Phoebe jointly authored "Poems of Alice and Phoebe Cary." The work received positive reviews, and the two women moved to New York City. Edgar Allen Poe, a leading American author, poet and literary critic, was an admirer of both women's work. William Holmes McGuffey included several of the women's poems in his "McGuffey Reader." These portraits are taken from "Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio," 1907. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04103
Subjects: Cultural Ohio--Literary Ohio; Poets, American; Women--Ohio
Places: Mount Healthy (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)