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Marion Carpenter Camera, Drug Smuggling Doll, Florida Map

  • Aired: 08/30/2011
  • 55:00
  • Rating: NR
This episode takes Wes Cowan to the White House. Did the first woman photographer assigned to the White House use this camera to photograph Harry Truman? Then Gwen Wright looks into a Confederate family legend that a child and her doll smuggled medicine behind the Northern blockade. And with labels in French, English and Spanish, what does this map tell us about how Europe colonized Florida?
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A first in White House photography, a doll used to smuggle drugs, an early map of Florida.
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