Poe Boew

Last week the New York Public Library opened up an enormous trove of their public domain digital assets (scanned photographs, magazines, pamphplets, etc.).

The first thing I went looking for, of course, were wevboews. I always enjoy seeing historical mentions of them. Here’s an image (circa 1910) I found in a parody of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven, featuring not just an ordinary wevboew, but a flying one:

A “Winged Boew” (from NYPL’s digital collection: Art and Picture Collection > Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection > Animals — Cattle)