The Whispering Forest

Publish James Carling Illustrations of Poe’s “The Raven”

A project in Richmond, VA by Poe Foundation, Inc.

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Preserve, promote, and publish the Poe Museum's collection of James Carling's little known original artwork for Poe's "The Raven"
Backers: 654
Average Pledge Per Backer: $79

Funded: $51,764 of $60,000
Dates: Sep 23rd -> Nov 15th (54 days)
Project By: Poe Foundation, Inc.
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Latest News

Twelve Hours to Go

November 14th - via:
We have twelve hours and just under ten thousand more dollars to raise. Many thanks to all those who have contributed and spread the word about this campaign. Let's keep those contributions coming. Here is a photo of the artist James Carling taken... (Read More)

Twenty-eight Hours Left

November 14th - via:
We have reached 80% of our goal with just 28 hours left to go, so we can still reach our goal. Please spread the word about what we are doing to preserve and publish these amazing artworks by a little known artist who deserves more recognition.... (Read More)

Winning Drawing

November 11th - via:
With all the votes counted, it looks like the drawing the most people would like to see reproduced as a limited edition print is #1 "And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor..." with 50% of the vote. The second most popular was... (Read More)

Edgar Allan Poe Museum Raising Funds to Preserve Drawings

November 9th - via:
RICHMOND, VA - The Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond has a week remaining on its fundraising effort to preserve and publish illustrations of the writer's famous 1845 poem, "The Raven." (Read More)

Ten Days to Go

November 4th - via:
With just ten days left to go, we have almost reached 70% of our goal. Thanks for all your contributions, and please spread the word to anyone else who might be interested in contributing to our effort to conserve and publish these amazing drawings.... (Read More)

Twenty-five Days to Go

October 20th - via:
We have twenty-five days to go, and we've almost reached half our goal. Thanks to all those who have supported us so far. There have been some questions about which of the James Carling illustrations will be reproduced as limited edition prints. We... (Read More)

James Carling’s ‘Raven’ Illustrations on Kickstarter

October 16th - via:
The Poe Museum hopes to raise $60,000 to preserve a collection of illustrations inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s beloved poem, “The Raven.” The money will also be used to create and publish a coffee table-style book. (Read More)

Poe Museum Kickstarter

October 7th - via:
RICHMOND, VA - The Poe Museum is running a Kickstarter to raise funds to publish a book of illustrations of “The Raven.” (Read More)

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