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History Detectives

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Fri., August 29, 2014
6:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

A letter from a Civil War soldier who wanted to lead a unit of blacks; fabric from an airplane apparently signed by Charles Lindbergh and helicopter inventor Igor Sikorsky; the story behind the 1950s-era "Negro Romance" comic book.

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Fri., August 29, 2014
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

A propeller that may be from a WWII-era drone; an inscribed, wooden club that may have been given to Teddy Roosevelt; a letter that may be from Clara Barton in which she expresses concern about a soldier.

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Fri., August 29, 2014
8:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

A cane with Japanese characters carved into it that may shed light of a family's past in a WWII relocation camp; the history behind a wooden telescope; whether a drawing of eight-pound gold nuggets is genuine.

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Fri., August 29, 2014
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

A letter from a Civil War soldier who wanted to lead a unit of blacks; fabric from an airplane apparently signed by Charles Lindbergh and helicopter inventor Igor Sikorsky; the story behind the 1950s-era "Negro Romance" comic book.

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Fri., August 29, 2014
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

A propeller that may be from a WWII-era drone; an inscribed, wooden club that may have been given to Teddy Roosevelt; a letter that may be from Clara Barton in which she expresses concern about a soldier.

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Fri., August 29, 2014
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

A cane with Japanese characters carved into it that may shed light of a family's past in a WWII relocation camp; the history behind a wooden telescope; whether a drawing of eight-pound gold nuggets is genuine.

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Fri., September 5, 2014
6:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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 heroine of the 1872 to 1873 Modoc Indian War.

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Fri., September 5, 2014
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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 French, English and Spanish labels says about colonization of Florida.

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Fri., September 5, 2014
8:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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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Fri., September 5, 2014
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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 heroine of the 1872 to 1873 Modoc Indian War.

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Fri., September 5, 2014
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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 French, English and Spanish labels says about colonization of Florida.

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Fri., September 5, 2014
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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.