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History Detectives

Description

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

Upcoming Episodes

  • Yakima Canutt's Saddle; The Ni'ihau Incident; Civil War Cannon

    In the Season 9 premiere, an investigation of mysterious airplane parts leads to Hawaii and a story that's often overshadowed by the attack on Pearl Harbor. Also: an attempt to match metal shavings to the correct Civil War cannon; how rodeo star Yakima Cunutt changed Hollywood movie-making. (60 minutes)

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  • WB Cartoons; Leopold Medal; Suffrage Pennant

    The story behind a recipient's Order of Leopold, a military honor bestowed by the Belgian government. Also: a pennant is linked to the suffragette movement; a box of cartoon drawings and cels reveals information about the early days of animation and the people behind it. (60 minutes)

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  • World War II Leaflets; Tiffany Window; Spanish Civil War Eulogy

    A WWII propaganda leaflet is deciphered; cherished family heirloom, a watercolor, is linked to Tiffany stained glass. Also: a nephew and a son of two Americans who fought in the Spanish Civil War are united. (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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    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
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