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History Detectives | Andrew Jackson's Mouth | PBS

Duration: 16:03
Program: History Detectives #804
Broadcast Date: Jul. 12, 2010

Our contributor has an interesting object: a mouth and chin carved out of wood. Articles and a letter at the bottom of the box say this mouth was part of a figurehead of President Andrew Jackson affixed to the bow of U.S.S. Constitution until protestors vandalized the carving in the 1830's. Could this wooden mouth have once adorned U.S.S. Constitution?

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Post Date: May 16, 2011