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History Detectives

Description

Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Andrew Jackson's Mouth, Barton Letter, Spybook

    A sculpture of Andrew Jackson that was dismembered more than 150 years ago; a letter about a Civil War soldier from Red Cross founder Clara Barton to Burnt Cabins, Pa.; a notebook that may have belonged to a WWI spy. (60 minutes)

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  • St Valentine's Day Massacre; Society Circus Programme; Continental Club Card

    A Club Continental business card sheds light on California's Prohibition-era underground; a shotgun that may have played a role in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre; why FDR appears on the guest list for a high society circus during the Great Depression. (60 minutes)

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  • Cromwell Dixon, Bartlett Sketchbook, Duke Ellington Plates

    The story of one of America's first barnstormers, pilot Cromwell Dixon, who died at age 19 when his airplane crashed. Also: whether a notebook that includes illustrations of the first U.S.-Mexico border survey belonged to John Russell Bartlett; if metal plates recovered from a Dumpster may have been the first to print the sheet music for the Duke Ellington classic "Take the A Train." (60 minutes)

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  • Ince Ledger; Harlem Heirs; Chandler Tintype

    A Civil War-era photo of a black man in a Confederate uniform is investigated. Also: a Hollywood ledger of payments to Native Americans; an ornate stock certificate with links to Harlem's earliest days. (60 minutes)

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