President’s Features Reunited After 176 Years





Finding a politician’s mouth has rarely been a problem — unless it has been missing since 1834.

That is the year when an angry Whig sympathizer decapitated a figurehead of Andrew Jackson that had just been affixed to the bow of the U.S.S. Constitution in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston.

The mouth and the rest of the head eventually went their separate ways.

But now, 176 years later, they have been reunited in New York, thanks to research by a team from the public-television series “History Detectives.”



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