M*A*S*H Signpost

Pointing the way to anyplace but here, this prop from M*A*S*H (CBS, 1972-83) reflects the characters' humorous efforts to cope with the horrors of war.
The show, set in an army field hospital during the Korean War, debuted in the final years of the Vietnam War, and its antiwar theme resonated with many Americans. Its talented ensemble cast and compelling storylines earned M*A*S*H lasting popularity. The final program, broadcast on February 28, 1983, was the most-watched series episode in television history.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sign post
Date made
Associated Date
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (base material)
overall: 97 in x 35 in x 35 in; 246.38 cm x 88.9 cm x 88.9 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Popular Entertainment
Korean War
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Twentieth Century-Fox (through Robert B. Morin)
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History

Visitor Comments

11/14/2012 1:25:11 PM
I would love to see the MASH set brought back.
7/16/2013 3:34:09 PM
National Museum of American History
During 2007, the sign post is on display in the "Treasures of American History" exhibition on view at the National Air & Space Museum.
5/15/2015 11:40:37 AM
Is this still on display today?
5/18/2015 8:52:01 AM
National Museum of American History
As of now (May 2015), this item is not on display.
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