Objects Missing from NMAH

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Summary

The National Museum of American History reports that four objects, including a set of false teeth that belonged to George Washington, are missing. The teeth were on loan from the University of Maryland Dental School since 1965, and were made for Washington in 1795, one of the four extant sets owned by him. Another set of false teeth and two pocket watches were also reported missing.

Subject

  • Washington, George 1732-1799
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," July 1981, p. 3.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

June 18, 1981

Topic

Theft

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