History Detectives

The Woman Who Photographed the President

Clip: Season 9 Episode 8 | 16m 34s | Video has closed captioning.

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?

Aired: 08/29/11

Rating: NR

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