History Detectives

Andrew Jackson's Mouth

Clip: Season 8 Episode 4 | 16m 3s

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?

Aired: 07/11/10

Rating: TV-G

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