History Detectives

  • 2003
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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

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Mon Sep 25 5:00am
Andrew Jackson's Mouth; Modoc Basket; Hot Town Poster(Season 9, Episode 7) PBS

A poster with a clenched fist that describes police as "pigs"; a woodcarving of a mouth and chin that may have been part of an Andrew Jackson figurehead affixed to the USS Constitution; a basket that may be linked to a woman honored by Congress as a heroin (more…)

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Sat Sep 30 5:00pm
Florida Map; Marion Carpenter Camera; Drug Smuggling Doll(Season 9, Episode 8) PBS

A camera that may have been used by the first female White House photographer to shoot a picture of President Truman; a 19th-century doll that might have been used to smuggle medicine into the Confederate South. Also: what a 15th-century map that has Frenc (more…)

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Mon Oct 2 5:00am
Florida Map; Marion Carpenter Camera; Drug Smuggling Doll(Season 9, Episode 8) PBS

A camera that may have been used by the first female White House photographer to shoot a picture of President Truman; a 19th-century doll that might have been used to smuggle medicine into the Confederate South. Also: what a 15th-century map that has Frenc (more…)

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Sat Oct 7 5:00pm
Moon Museum; Exercise Records; 1775 Almanac(Season 9, Episode 9) PBS

What a 1775 almanac reveals about a family's history; the story behind the "Get Thin to Music" phonograph records of the 1920s; a NASA mission that may have transported Andy Warhol's art to the moon.

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  • Premiered: July 14, 2003
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Exploring the stories behind artifacts and historical curiosities, with comments from academics and appraisers. (more)

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