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History Detectives

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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.

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Fri., September 12, 2014
6:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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.

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Fri., September 12, 2014
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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.

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Fri., September 12, 2014
8:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

A Civil War-era photo of a black man in a Confederate uniform is investigated. Also: a Hollywood ledger of payments to Native Americans; an ornate stock certificate with links to Harlem's earliest days.

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Fri., September 12, 2014
9:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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.

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Fri., September 12, 2014
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

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.

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Fri., September 12, 2014
11:00 am
(60 minutes)

History Detectives  

A Civil War-era photo of a black man in a Confederate uniform is investigated. Also: a Hollywood ledger of payments to Native Americans; an ornate stock certificate with links to Harlem's earliest days.