The huge earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan six years ago swept vast amounts of debris across the Pacific. Some objects reached the shore of Oregon, including the crossbeams from the gates of a Shinto shrine. Thanks to the efforts of people living there, those precious artifacts have made the long journey home. The film tells the story of how this homecoming formed bonds of friendships between people living an ocean apart.
Miami Beach, FL, Part 3 of 3
Host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Eric Silver at Miami’s Wolfsonian Museum to examine its large collection of World’s Fair objects – from souvenir ash trays to Fair objects to spectacular works of fine art. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a rare Qing Dynasty (early 18th-century) vase; a 1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins Model 6120 guitar; and a charming oil painting by popular Victorian artist John George Brown, valued at $40,000 to $50,000.
Madison, WI, Part 2 of 3
In Madison, Wisconsin, the Roadshow investigates the shocking heist of artifacts from the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include photos by noted American photographer Edward Weston in the late 1930s or early 1940s; a table crafted for the owner’s parents circa 1956 by mid-century-modern master furniture maker George Nakashima; and an ornate silver, enamel and turquoise-studded exhibition piece, crafted by Tiffany for the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago.