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Friday, August 8, 2008

Edgar Poe's Raven in the Garland of Thebes

A fine raven sits in a beautiful garland of roses, suspended in midair by two ribbons, bird talks, sings, whistles and tells fortunes with startling effect. Raven is a fine stuffed bird surmounted by a garland of flowers which is suspended by attaching the silk ribbons to garland at sides opposite the bird's mouth.

These ribbons are double and contain a rubber tube, the ends of which are concealed among the flowers. Assistant behind sings, speaks and whistles into a metalic chamber connected with one of the tubes, the sound passing out in a direct line with bird's mouth, apparently coming from it.

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