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    Washington, DC: 2011

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    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, with host Mark L. Walberg, rounded out its 15th season in Washington, DC, where they uncovered a trove of antiques and other national treasures.

    Hour 1 | Original Air Date: May 23, 2011 (#1516)

    ARTICLE: Dancing For Eels Explained

    The story behind this intriguing 19th-century folk art oil painting of African Americans literally dancing for eels.

    ARTICLE: The Taj Mahal Painting

    An update on the Taj Mahal oil painting attributed to the 19th-century Orientalist painter Edwin Lord Weeks.

    SLIDESHOW: MLK's Take on "Tricky Dick"

    An in-depth look at Martin Luther King, Jr.'s mixed message about Richard Nixon.


    Hour 2 | Original Air Date: May 30, 2011 (#1517)

    CASE FILE: Lost New Deal Artwork

    The U.S. Government is on a mission to track down thousands of missing works of art from the New Deal era, and they want your help!

    ARTICLE: Robert F. Kennedy Letters

    Get a closer look at personal letters written by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to his friend Ralph "Rip" Horton.

    SLIDESHOW: Behind the Scenes in Washington, D.C.

    Photos from ROADSHOW's visit to Washington, D.C. on August 21, 2010!


    Hour 3 | Original Air Date: June 27, 2011 (#1518)

    VIDEO: Interview with the Jessie Willcox Smith Painting Owner

    More from James, the owner of the Jessie Willcox Smith painting, who wanted to do the rain dance after his ROADSHOW appraisal!


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    VIDEO: Feedback Booth

    Guests from Washington, D.C. bare all, including Wolverine claws, in the ROADSHOW Feedback Booth.

    VIDEO: Web Appraisal

    Sculpture expert Kerry Shrives looks at a shining example of innovative art by Nam June Paik, the first video installation artist.

    VIDEO: Web Appraisal

    J. Michael Flanigan appraises a painting table personally designed by 19th-century American portrait artist Thomas Sully.

    VIDEO: Web Appraisal

    Kathleen Guzman gets the story behind a collection of ballet memorabilia belonging to Dame Margot Fonteyn, a prima ballerina of London's Royal Ballet.

    Carlisle Indian School Archive, ca. 1910
    Philip Weiss

    $15,000-$25,000
    HR 1


    Daum Monumental Vase, ca. 1900
    Kathleen Bailey

    $18,000-$25,000
    HR 1


    Madoura Pottery Picasso Goat Plate
    David Lackey

    $10,000-$15,000
    HR 1


    1965 Andy Warhol "Flowers" Lithograph
    Todd Weyman

    $30,000-$40,000
    HR 1


    Civil War Button, Bible & Letter
    Rafael Eledge

    $10,000
    HR 1


    1958 Martin Luther King Jr. Letter
    Christopher Coover

    $10,000
    HR 1


    Navajo Second Phase Chief's Blanket, ca. 1855
    Douglas Deihl

    $60,000-$80,000
    HR 1


    Austrian Crocodile Valise, ca. 1900
    Karen Augusta

    $3,000-$3,500
    HR 1


    View of Taj Mahal Oil Painting, ca. 1880
    Colleene Fesko

    $30,000-$50,000
    HR 1


    Dancing for EelsOil Painting, ca. 1885
    Nancy Druckman

    $6,000-$9,000
    HR 1


    Gerrit Rietveld Crate Chairs, ca. 1960
    John Sollo

    $4,000-$6,000
    HR 1


    Aaron Willard Jr. Banjo Clock, ca. 1820
    Sean Delaney

    $8,000-$10,000
    HR 1


    1659 Nicholas Culpeper "Pharmacopoeia Londinensis"
    Stephen Massey

    $2,000-$3,000
    HR 2


    Mid-18th Century Indo-Portugese Ivory Doctors Figures
    Sebastian Clarke

    $8,000-$12,000
    HR 2


    18K Gold Pocket Watch, ca. 1885
    Paul Winicki

    $25,000-$30,000
    HR 2


    1813 Congressional Presentation Sword
    Christopher Mitchell

    $30,000
    HR 2


    Carl Worner Folk Art Bottle, ca. 1910
    Allan Katz

    $3,000-$4,000
    HR 2


    World War II Prisoner of War Archive
    Gary Piattoni

    $1,500-$2,000
    HR 2


    Frederick H. Rhead Avon Vase, ca. 1902
    David Rago

    $2,000-$3,000
    HR 2


    Zao Wou-Ki Etchings and Drawing, ca. 1950
    Robin Starr

    $22,500-$28,500
    HR 2


    Charles Schreyvogel Bronze Sculpture, ca. 1903
    Eric Silver

    $60,000-$90,000
    HR 2


    Federal Inlaid Mahogany Games Table, ca. 1800
    Leslie Keno

    $6,000-$9,000
    HR 2


    Queen Anne Figured Walnut Chest of Drawers, ca. 1750
    Andrew Holter

    $12,000-$18,000
    HR 3


    Korean Matchlock Musket, ca. 1800
    James Callahan

    $3,000-$5,000
    HR 3


    Currier & Ives Prints, ca. 1875
    Christopher Lane

    $5,700
    HR 3


    1952 Anders Halvarson Violin
    David Bonsey

    $4,000-$6,000
    HR 3


    Late 19th Century Chinese Duan Stone Screen
    Robert Waterhouse

    $7,000-$10,000
    HR 3


    Temperance Banner, ca. 1840
    Allan Katz

    $5,000-$6,000
    HR 3


    Navajo Third Phase Chief's Blanket, ca. 1875
    Bruce Shackelford

    $6,000-$8,000
    HR 3


    George Aiken Coin Silver Tankard, ca. 1790
    Reid Dunavant

    $12,000-$15,000
    HR 3


    1954 Rolex Anti-magnetic Chronograph Wristwatch
    Charles Tearle

    $25,000-$30,000
    HR 3


    Jumeau Automaton , ca. 1900
    Marshall Martin

    $30,000-$35,000
    HR 3


    Meissen Pâte-sur-Pâte Urn, ca. 1880
    Suzanne Perrault

    $3,000-$5,000
    HR 3


    Jean Lurçat "Gobi" Tapestry, ca. 1950
    James Ffrench

    $15,000
    HR 3


    Turner Pressed Steel Toy Bus, ca. 1926
    Noel Barrett

    $5,000-$6,000
    HR 3


    Lou Groza Football Memorabilia
    Leila Dunbar

    $60,000
    HR 3






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