History Detectives: Politics, Professor Lowe and Black Jack Pershing
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History Detectives: Politics, Professor Lowe and Black Jack Pershing

Saturday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m.

An art collector in Southern California came across four striking drawings that bear a remarkable resemblance to the work of one of America's most influential political cartoonists, Arthur Szyk. The detectives investigate.

Then, does a Midland, Michigan resident own a fragment of American aviation history. At first glance, it's a simple piece of frayed material in a frame. But on the back of the frame are the words, "A piece of Prof. Lowe's Aeronautical balloon `Enterprise'... after it was destroyed upon landing ... in 1862."

Finally, a San Antonio, Texas, resident inherited a map of a World War I French battlefield from her grandfather, an engineer under General Pershing. The map is of St. Mihiel, where U.S. forces fought for the first time in Europe unaccompanied by French or British forces. Could this be an authentic relic from this critical battle?

Pictured from left: Wes Cowan, Gwen Wright, Tukufu Zuberi, Elyse Luray and Eduardo Pagan.