History Detectives

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

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28
Nov

Sat, 5:00 pm

Andrew Jackson's Mouth, Barton Letter, Spybook(Season 8, Episode 4)
PBS

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.

5
Dec

Sat, 5:00 pm

Cromwell Dixon, Bartlett Sketchbook, Duke Ellington Plates(Season 8, Episode 5)
PBS

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 pl (more…)

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