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Thin Section Analysis

Go into the Petrography lab with Elyse, and watch as an artifact is sampled and studied for clues.
Clip Length 01:30 Premiere: 05/31/03

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HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

S11 E3 Length 54:41 Premiere Date 07/15/14

HDSI - The Disappearance of Glenn Miller

S11 E2 Length 54:41 Premiere Date 07/08/14

HDSI - Civil War Sabotage?

S11 E1 Length 54:41 Premiere Date 07/01/14

Behind the Scenes - Flintlock Rifle

Clip Length 02:49 Premiere Date 04/27/03

Provenance

Clip Length 02:13 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Trash or Treasure

Clip Length 01:55 Premiere Date 05/31/03

House Dating

Clip Length 02:06 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Real or Fake

Clip Length 02:19 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Preservation

Clip Length 01:39 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Causes of the Civil War

Clip Length 01:37 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Thin Section Analysis

Clip Length 01:30 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Genealogy

Clip Length 01:36 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Underground Railroad

Clip Length 01:26 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Sports Memorabilia

Clip Length 01:41 Premiere Date 04/28/05

Behind the Scenes - Series Three

Clip Length 01:53 Premiere Date 04/29/05

Tukufu Zuberi on Being a History Detective

Clip Length 02:19 Premiere Date 04/29/05

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Calf Creek Arrow/Doc Holliday Watch/Black Star Line Certificates

Premiered On: 08/15/2006

A man wants to know whether the handmade point he found embedded in a bison skull is from the Calf Creek culture of around 3000 BC. A Tulsa pawn store clerk is intrigued by the potentially historic inscription on an antique watch. And a North Carolina woman wants to know the history behind two Black Star Line stock certificates that appear to have been signed by Marcus Garvey.

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Grace Kelly Automobile/Illicit P.O.W. Photos/Mystery Motorcycle

Premiered On: 08/22/2006

A Los Angeles resident believes he has the original Sunbeam Alpine car used in the Hitchcock film "To Catch a Thief." A Florida man shows a set of photographs passed down from his great-great-grandfather, who fought in the Civil War and was a Confederate prisoner of war at Johnson's Island on Lake Erie. And a New Jersey man's 1914 Harley-Davidson motorcycle bears the ?Cross of Lorraine,? a historic symbol of French nationalism.

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Lou Gehrig Autograph/Cleveland Electric Car/Philadelphia Freedom Paper

Premiered On: 08/29/2006

An Oregon man shows a baseball ticket that bears a ?Lou Gehrig? autograph and a scribbled date: July 4, 1939. A Cleveland man wants to know the story behind an electric streetcar in his city's transit museum. And a collector from the Bronx with a long-time interest in black history shows an intriguing flea market find: a ?freedom paper? for an African-American man named John Jubilee Jackson.

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Superman Sketch/Lost Musical Treasure/Rebel Whiskey Flask

Premiered On: 09/05/2006

An Ohio woman shares an undated sketch of Superman with a note from the creators, and a man from Port Washington, WI shows a pair of metal ?masters? that were used to press shellac records. A woman in New Jersey wants to know whether a glass whiskey flask is a relic from the 1794 ?Whiskey Rebellion.?

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3-D Cuban Missile Crisis/Amos 'n' Andy Record/Women's Suffrage Painting

Premiered On: 06/26/2007

A woman in Portland, OR, has a portable projection screen that may have ties to the Cuban Missile Crisis. A man in Lakeland, FL, shows an aluminum record with the words "Amos 'n' Andy" handwritten on its label. And a woman from League City, TX, wants the story behind a watercolor painting printed with the words "Official Program Woman Suffrage Procession Washington D.C. March 3, 1913."

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