Edgar Allan Poe (right), who spent time at the Academy (N.S.P) doing research on mollusks; Joseph Leidy, a young medical student (center); and Samuel George Morton (left in top hat) were photographed in the Academy's new building at Board and Sansom Streets during the winter of 1842-43. This daguerrotype, possibly by Paul Beck Goddard, is the oldest-known photograph of an American museum interior.

Edgar Allan Poe (right), who spent time at the Academy (N.S.P) doing research on mollusks; Joseph Leidy, a young medical student (center); and Samuel George Morton (left in top hat) were photographed in the Academy's new building at Board and Sansom Streets during the winter of 1842-43. This daguerrotype, possibly by Paul Beck Goddard, is the oldest-known photograph of an American museum interior.

Wil Wheaton explains why being a nerd is awesome

Wil Wheaton explains why being a nerd is awesome…

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Dancer Charlotte Greenwood demonstrating her flexibility at Metro-Goldwin- Mayer studios, 1928

Dancer Charlotte Greenwood demonstrating her flexibility at Metro-Goldwin- Mayer studios, 1928

Browse the CommonLit collection by theme. The theme can relate to your existing curriculum, or to something new you would like students to write about or discuss.

CommonLit

Browse the CommonLit collection by theme. The theme can relate to your existing curriculum, or to something new you would like students to write about or discuss.

#Women & children dealing with war. The routines of camp life of the 31st Penn. Infantry (later, 82d Penn. Infantry) at Queen's farm, vicinity of Fort Slocum, Washington, D.C., during the Civil War in 1861. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

#Women & children dealing with war. The routines of camp life of the 31st Penn. Infantry (later, 82d Penn. Infantry) at Queen's farm, vicinity of Fort Slocum, Washington, D.C., during the Civil War in 1861. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

Margaret Sanger has her mouth covered in protest of not being allowed to talk about birth control in Boston. 1929

Margaret Sanger has her mouth covered in protest of not being allowed to talk about birth control in Boston. 1929

Florida Memory - Home guard preparing to leave for encampment in Virginia - Bartow, Florida

Florida Memory - Home guard preparing to leave for encampment in Virginia - Bartow, Florida

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