M*A*S*H Signpost

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sign post
Date made
1970-1972
Associated Date
1970s
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (base material)
Measurements
overall: 97 in x 35 in x 35 in; 246.38 cm x 88.9 cm x 88.9 cm
ID Number
1983.0095.237
accession number
1983.0095
catalog number
1983.0095.237
subject
M*A*S*H
Television
Television
related event
Korean War
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
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Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

Is this still on display today?
"As of now (May 2015), this item is not on display."
I would love to see the MASH set brought back.
"During 2007, the sign post is on display in the "Treasures of American History " exhibition on view at the National Air & Space Museum."

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