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History Detectives

Description

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

Upcoming Episodes

  • Fiery Cross; Civil War Derringers; Motown Amp

    A matched set of Civil War-era pistols; a 78 rpm record from KKK Records that features the songs "The Bright Fiery Cross" and "The Jolly Old Klansman." Also: Eduardo Pagán attempts to prove that Motown bassist James Jamerson owned an Ampeg B-15 amp that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wants to display. (60 minutes)

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  • Iwo Jima Map, Copperhead Cane, Theremin

    The history behind a map taken from the body of a Japanese soldier during the WWII battle of Iwo Jima; the origins of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments, and whether a New Mexico man owns one. Also: a coiled-snake cane with ties to the anti-Lincoln Peace Democrats. (60 minutes)

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  • Country star Clint Black learns about an old book of wanted posters that he owns. Also: a chunk of molten metal that may be from a B-25 bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945; a 1950s-era slide that may be of pinup queen Bettie Page. (60 minutes)

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  • Lauste Film Clip, Baker's Gold, Transatlantic Cable

    A collector who may possess part of the first talking movie; a Cape Cod beachcomber's discovery of what may be a section of the first transatlantic cable. Also: the story behind sketches of five- and eight-pound gold nuggets. (60 minutes)

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