Travel By T-Shirt: Charlottesville, Va.

Walking around the campus of the University of Virginia there was no shortage of school pride. People everywhere were decked out in school colors usually referencing the school’s name or their nickname, the Cavaliers. figured that these smart bastards just thought well of themselves, however, he learned later that they were just playing rival Virginia Tech that day.

A slightly more understated shirt is pictured here. It looks like some old dude…it looks like Edgar Allan Poe really, but that can’t be right. Can it?

Turns out it can be right. Here’s wiki:

“He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; he was orphaned young when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family. Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never formally adopted him. He attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left due to lack of money. After enlisting in the Army and later failing as an officer’s cadet at West Point…”

The West Point aspect isn’t really relevant to anything here, but thought it offered a more badass view of Poe then we normally see.

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