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Black Power Surveyed
Washington, D.C.
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Documentary study undertaken by Harvard graduate and Rhodes scholar at Oxford, Frank White : "Travels and talks in New York, Washington, and Mississippi to explore the many approaches to the concept of Black Power". Series release date: 1966

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1516, 05/23/2011: In Washington, DC, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Michael Flanigan visit the Harry S. Truman Building. As headquarters of the U.S. State Department and its diplomatic reception rooms, including the Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room, it’s appointed with some of the best Americana of the 18th and 19th centuries. Highlights include a 1958 signed letter by Martin Luther King Jr.; a circa 1965 Andy Warhol signed lithograph; and a unique, turn-of-the-20th-century, hand-wrought Gorham silver tea set. Additional appraisals include: Carlisle Indian School Archive, ca. 1910 Appraised Value: $15,000 - $25,000; Daum Monumental Vase, ca. 1900 Appraised Value: $18,000 - $25,000; Navajo Second Phase Chief's Blanket, ca. 1855 Appraised Value: $60,000 - $80,000; View of Taj Mahal Oil Painting Attributed to Edwin Lord Weeks, ca. 1880 Appraised Value: $30,000 - $50,000; Aaron Willard Jr. Banjo Clock, ca. 1820 Appraised Value: $8,000 - $10,000.

Field Trip: Early American Art & Antiques: Diplomatic Reception Rooms, U.S. Department of State

1517, 05/30/2011: Host Mark L. Walberg interviews Inspector General Brian Miller, plus an 1813 Congressional sword; a Tiffany & Co. Sinclair mantel clock; and a Charles Schreyvogel sculpture. Additional appraisals include: Mid-Atlantic Curly Maple Corner Cupboard, ca. 1835 Appraised Value: $9,500; President Kennedy Silver Box & Signed Robert F. Kennedy Letters Appraised Value: $11,050 - $16,500; Mid-18th Century Indo-Portugese Ivory Doctors Figures Appraised Value: $8,000 - $12,000; Zao Wou-Ki Etchings and Drawing, ca. 1950 Appraised Value: $22,500 - $28,500; 1933 Margaret Bourke-White "George Washington Bridge" Photograph Appraised Value: $20,000 - $30,000.

Field Trip: New Deal Art Recovery: Fine Arts Program, General Services Administration

1518, 06/27/2011: Appraisals include: Queen Anne Figured Walnut Chest of Drawers, ca. 1750 Appraised Value: $12,000 - $18,000; Late 19th Century Chinese Duan Stone Screen Appraised Value: $7,000 - $10,000; Jessie Willcox Smith Oil on Board, ca. 1925 Appraised Value: $75,000; George Aiken Coin Silver Tankard, ca. 1790 Appraised Value: $12,000 - $15,000; 1954 Rolex Anti-magnetic Chronograph Wristwatch Appraised Value: $25,000 - $30,000; Jumeau Automaton , ca. 1900 Appraised Value: $30,000 - $35,000; Meissen Pâte-sur-Pâte Urn, ca. 1880 Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000; Lou Groza Football Memorabili Appraised Value: $60,000

Field Trip: Miniature Portraits: Luce Foundation Center for American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum Lunder Conservation Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum



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