History Detectives

Season 1 Episode 10

Philadelphia

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Sep 08, 2003 on PBS
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Philadelphia
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The Love Dish The Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Was a set of 18th century china emblazoned with hearts and arrows given by the Marquis de Lafayette to Elizabeth Willing, the popular wife of the Patriot Mayor? Rebel Gun The Place: Mercer, Pennsylvania Local lore says this late 18th Century flint-lock rifle was recovered from the hideout of infamous Tory bandit Moses Doan after a raid in 1783. Prison Plaque The Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A recently-found plaque suggests that inmates from Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary were recruited to fight in World War One. Was this an extraordinarily progressive prison or just wartime desperation?moreless

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Wes Cowan

Wes Cowan

antiques appraiser/auctioneer

Elyse Luray

Elyse Luray

antiques appraiser

Gwen Wright

Gwen Wright

Columbia University architectural historian

Tukufu Zuberi

Tukufu Zuberi

University of Pennsylvania sociologist

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