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History Detectives | Face Jug | PBS

Duration: 14:49
Program: History Detectives #808
Broadcast Date: Aug. 16, 2010

Our contributor has a startling piece of art - a ceramic jug with eyes, nose, ears and teeth bared in a grimace. She suspects African Americans made this face jug during the Civil War era and wonders if it came to Philadelphia on the Underground Railroad. Gwen Wright investigates the who, what, when and where of this curious jug.

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Post Date: May 16, 2011