Antiques Roadshow

Segment: Ken Gloss — Walt Whitman Civil War Letter

Clip: Season 23 Episode 24 | 5m 22s | Video has closed captioning.

During ROADSHOW’s 2014 event in Chicago, appraiser Ken Gloss came across a Civil-War-era letter penned by Walt Whitman on behalf of a sounded soldier — a rare piece of literary history that was owned by a guest named Abbie. After Gloss’s appraisal aired, Ken Price, the co-director of the Walt Whitman archive, struck up a pen-pal friendship with Abbie to learn more about her letter.

Aired: 11/04/19

Rating: TV-G

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