A magnet: the classic souvenir. This 2x3” magnet features the famous daguerreotype portrait of Edgar Allan Poe dubbed the “Ultima Thule.” The portrait was taken in Providence, RI, in 1848 just days after Poe’s failed suicide attempt. It is the most famous portrait of the author. The Free Library’s daguerreotype is one of four extant copies of the original, which has been lost. “Ultima Thule” is taken from a phrase used by the ancient Greek historian Polybius to describe the farthermost regions of the habitable world.