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Homelessness Through the Lens of Photographer Leah den Bok

Visitors to the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia expect to feel uncomfortable at the very least. A museum of science and medical history, the Mütter displays only a fragment of the over-37,000 objects in its collection: specimens, antique medical equipment, and wax models. Among other infamous specimens, the museum retains a cancerous tumor that was excised from President Grover Cleveland’s hard palate, thoracic tissue from the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, and a shared liver from the American conjoined twins, Chang and Eng Bunker. read more.

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Jessica Campbell’s Heterodoxy and American Proto-Feminism

Amidst the smoke and amiable din of Polly’s, a popular Greenwich Village restaurant on MacDougal Street, a group of New York City women met in 1912 to form a feminist club called “Heterodoxy.” The typical denizens of Polly’s were bohemians, anarchists, artists, writers, actors, and so forth, including Emma Goldman and Sherwood Anderson.read more.

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